EMRA, accepted wind license applications after a gap of eight years and received 1,096 applications for 3,000 MW connection capacity, declared by the TSO TEİAŞ. The record is in Çanakkale, which has reached 5,500 MW with 115 applications. Çanakkale is followed by Balıkesir with 102 applications and the Karaman – Mersin region with 80 applications.
EMRA had announced that it expected around 1,400 applications for the preliminary licenses for wind plants, which are being applied for after a gap of eight years. According to the data of TEİAŞ, as of 30 April 2015, the total installed capacity of the wind plants in operation has reached 3,807 MW, while the number of plants is shown on the records as 92. Wind plants constitute 5.3% of the total installed capacity of 70,558 MW.