Turkey poised for energy boom says minister

Turkey is expected to double its energy infrastructure in the next 10 years and is “willing to integrate fully with the rest of Europe”, its Deputy Energy Minister said today.

Hasan Murat Mercan told delegates at the Keynote Session of POWER-Gen Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe that Turkey will double its energy investments in the next 10 years and oversee the construction of three new nuclear power plants.
Hasan Murat Mercan
“We are seeing a new sector being developed,” he told the conference in Vienna.

He also said the country expected to develop 200 GW of wind power in the next 10-12 years, had set a target of 600 MW of solar and planned to quadruple its investment in geothermal power.

And he stressed that in financing these projects, Turkey did not “want to fall into the trap that Europe did over subsidies”.

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