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Turkey provides TL 1.7 billion for renewable energy

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
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The Turkish government has raised the amount of support paid for electricity produced under its Renewable Energy Resources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM) in April by TL 587.5 million ($163.34 million), compared to the same month last year, reaching TL 1.7 billion in total.

Under YEKDEM approximately 4.2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was generated from hydroelectric power plants, while 950.8 million kilowatt-hours of electricity was produced at wind farms; another 521 million kilowatt-hour electricity was produced from biogas, biomass, geothermal, and landfill gas.

While approximately TL 1.6 billion was paid for electricity generated from renewable sources, the amount of support paid for the energy obtained from unlicensed solar power amounted to TL 108.7 million. Thus, the amount of support paid for electricity generated as part of YEKDEM increased by TL 587.5 million in April, compared to the same month of the previous year, and amounted to a total of TL 1.7 billion.

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