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Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants, Mustafa Yılmaz, head of the authority, revealed.

Yilmaz said that the allocated capacity for wind power plants was 3,000MW, but the authority had received a total of 42,273MW pre-license applications last week. Pre-license applications were accepted between April 24 and 30. Yılmaz said applicants had requested a total of 5,500MW capacity in 115 applications for the western Çanakkale region; 4,500MW in 102 applications for the western Balıkesir region and 5,000MW in 80 applications for the southern Karaman-Mersin region to build the power plants.

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