Turkey goes green with 600 hydropower plants under construction

Posted on 03 October 2011

3 October 2011, Turkey – According to Turkey’s EMRA (Energy Market Regulatory Authority) there are nearly 600 new hydroelectric power plants due to come on stream, most are already in the construction phase. In addition EMRA has granted 116 new licenses in 2011 (To 31 August) and the number of new licenses is expected to increase to 150 by year end. The capacity of the plants under construction is expected to reach 15,000 MW. Because of the geography and the natural resources, the Black Sea area of northern Turkey has the great number of new hydroelectricity power plants standing at 250 new installations. Since 2003 Turkey’s state owned EUAS (owned Electricity Generation A.S.) has issued over 800 hydropower plant licenses. Source: Invest in Turkey

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