Development of Hydropower in Turkey


Ozis U., ALKAN A., ÖZDEMİR Y.

WASSERWIRTSCHAFT, vol.102, pp.53-58, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 102
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1365/s35147-012-0300-3
  • Journal Name: WASSERWIRTSCHAFT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-58
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The hydroelectric energy production of Turkey was 1 TWh/a in 1960; the production capacity increased to 52 TWh/a in 2011; the economically feasible hydroelectric potential of the country is around 150 TWh/a, and Turkey anticipates to develop the bulk of this potential until 2023. The harnessing of water power in Turkey is primarily based on hydroelectric plants associated with large dams and on diversion plants. Embankment dams dominate as dam type, but interesting concrete dams do also exist. The Ataturk water power plant is with 2 400 MW capacity the largest hydroelectric scheme.