Turkish authorities aim to boost renewable power generation to 50 percent by 2023

Turkey revised its renewable energy target for 2023, with additional steps to increase the share of clean electricity production from 31 percent to more than 50 percent by 2023.

In May 2018, Turkey’s energy watchdog the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said that the installed electricity capacity increased by 181 percent from 32,000 megawatts (MW) over the last 15 years up to 90,000 MW. The share of renewable electricity capacity out of total installed capacity reached 46 percent in May while renewable power generation was around 30 percent.

In 2013, in accordance with Turkey’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan, Turkey’s renewable electricity share was 29 percent and the share of installed clean energy capacity was around 40 percent.

After hitting 31 percent of renewable electricity production in August 2018, Turkey’s authorities took concrete investment steps to revise its renewable target for 2023.

Published in Daily Sabah, 24th August, 2018