Category Archives: Energy

Natural Gas Reserves Found on Turkey’s Black Sea Coast

It was recently announced that natural gas deposits have been found on Turkey's Black Sea coast. This is an extremely important development as it is one of Turkey's first natural gas reserves. The Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) was in charge of the drilling operation that discovered the key natural gas...

Posted on 21 September 2012

Turkey Discusses the Trans-Caspian Pipeline

Senior officials from Azerbaijan, the European Union, Turkey and Turkmenistan recently met to discuss the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline that will deliver gas to Europe through Azerbaijan and Turkey. The main aim of the project is to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian gas, and Turkmenistan is also trying to diminish its...

Posted on 14 September 2012

GE to Invest $900 Million in Turkey in Next 3 Years

General Electric Company is due to invest $900 million in Turkey over the next three years. The money will go to sectors such as energy, health, aviation, and transportation and infrastructure,, according to an announcement by Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan. According to him the new investment is a mark of...

Posted on 15 June 2012

Turkey’s increases renewable wind power capacity

Istanbul, 7 February 2012 - According to the European Wind Energy Association Turkey’s new wind farms added 470 MWs of electricity capacity in 2011, added to Turkey’s existing wind power capacity this took the total to near 1,800 MWs a 36 percent increase. This extra production takes Turkey into the...

Posted on 09 February 2012

A strong wind blowing through Turkey

5 October 2011, Turkey - As part of Turkey’s plan to reduced imported energy supplies running up to Turkey’s centennial in 2023 it has been announced that Turkey’s first locally developed and manufactured wind turbine should come on stream by late 2012. The Turkish manufactured wind turbine has been developed...

Posted on 05 October 2011

Turkey goes green with 600 hydropower plants under construction

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...

Posted on 03 October 2011