Wind Wire: Turkey - Government has rethink on wind price

The Turkish government is having second thoughts on introducing various incentives designed to boost the deployment of renewable energies, including hiking up the price paid for wind power. The long-awaited bill amending Turkey's 2005 renewable energy law has been suspended with "no concrete timetable for the next steps," says Fakir Huseyin Erdogan of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA). The draft law proposed setting the price distribution companies must pay for wind energy at EUR0.08/kWh. This would mean a significant increase on current rates, which put the guaranteed minimum price for all renewables at EUR0.050/kWh and the maximum at EUR0.055/kWh.