Turkey Hikes Generation Capacity By 12%, Eyes Coal Expansion

Turkey hiked electricity generation capacity by 7GW or 12% in 2013, according to the country’s Ministry of Energy.

The ministry’s latest annual report says Turkey’s installed power generation capacity was raised to 64.04GW by the end of 2013, after a total $7bn was spent on both conventional and renewable energy projects.

Hydroelectric plants dominate the country’s installed capacity, with 35% of the total. Gas-fired capacity comprises less than one-third and coal-fired one-fifth of the total, with wind, geothermal and other sources providing the remainder. However, thermal plants – burning gas and coal – provided more than half of the electricity generated, with hydro plants providing 38% (see charts). (CONTINUED - 604 WORDS)


table Turkey’S Installed Electricity Capacity 2003-13 (Energy Ministry Projections, Gw)