Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has prohibited unlicensed electricity generation applications for sites which are currently also in the application process for a production license or pre-license based on wind power. Such applications will be rejected and returned to the license holders. Therefore, unlicensed generation cannot occur at a site if a wind power-based licenced facility will also be built on the same site.

The Regulation Amending the Technical Evaluation on Applications of Electricity Generation Based on Wind Sources (“Amendment Regulation”) was published in Official Gazette number 29882 on 8 November 2016. The Amendment Regulation makes changes to the Regulation on Technical Evaluation on Applications of Electricity Generation Based on Wind Sources, published in Official Gazette 29508 on 15 October 2015.

Please see this link for the full text of the Amendment Regulation (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.