Construction of 18,260 MW of new power station capacity by the year 2020 is being proposed in Turkey -- plans which would more than double the existing capacity of some 15,300 MW. Turkey's energy ministry hopes to solve the problem of raising the necessary finance by having the power stations built by independent power producers under Build-Own-Operate (BOO) or Build-Operate-Transfer schemes. Although it looks as though the emphasis will be on fossil fuels and hydro, with one nuclear reactor also planned, wind energy could enter the fray with BOO proposals.
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