EDF adds 150MW Turkey wind

EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned the 150MW Geycek wind farm in Turkey.

Geycek was developed in central Anatolia by EDF’s subsidiary Polat Enerji and a Canadian institutional investor.

Each holds a 45% stake in the Turkish project company, with the remaining 10% owned by Batiyel group.

The plant uses turbines from Germany's Enercon.

Polat Enerji has built eight wind farms in Turkey, four of which were commissioned in 2013. They are the extension to the Sayalar wind farm (20MW), the wind farms at Poyraz (54.9MW), Samurlu (34.5MW) and Kozbeyli (32.2MW).

The latest addition brings EDF’s Energies Nouvelles' total gross installed capacity to more than 500MW in the country.

The Turkish government has set a target of 20GW of wind capacity by 2023.