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Turkey’s wind power capacity reaches 10 GW threshold

Turkey's installed wind power capacity reached 10,010 megawatts (MW) on August 8, according to data released by the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAŞ).

The country's installed power capacity reached 98,800 MW, while clean power capacity reached 51,900 MW from January to July this year.

The threshold of 10.00 MW of installed wind power, although an important milestone in the promotion of the country's green energy, is still behind hydropower, which currently leads Turkey's clean energy installed capacity.

While the share of wind power in Turkey's total installed electricity capacity reached 10 %, wind power accounts for 19.3 % of the total installed energy from renewable sources.

In the period from January to July this year, wind power covered about 9 % of total electricity generation and it is estimated that it replaces nearly US$ 1 billion worth of natural gas imports.

Turkey's wind capacity and turbine production have grown to the point where it is now one of the 10 largest markets in the world.

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