Turkey energy mix in 2019

Turkey energy mix in 2019

In 2019 Turkey’s electricity installed capacity will be increased by 5% (94,760 Mw). The share of natural gas power plants in total electricity production will decrease to 29% in Turkey energy mix. Two tenders for the Wind Energy Renewable Energy Resource Area (YEKA) with a production capacity of 2,200 Mw will be organized.

According to the 2019 Presidency Annual Program prepared by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance and the Presidency of Strategy and Budget published in the Official Gazette, Turkey energy mix goals in 2019 are:

  1. Large investment in waste to energy plants,
  2. Transformation of the energy sector to become competitive,
  3. Reinforcement of Turkey strategic position in the international energy trade.

Within the framework of these objectives, the rehabilitation investments in public power plants will be constant in order to secure the supply of electricity.

Renewable : In order to increase the domestic electricity production in Turkey energy mix and renewable energy sources, at least two new solar and wind projects (YEKA) will be competed. In addition, the installed capacity of hydroelectric power will be increased to 30 GW.

Gas : As part of the North Marmara Natural Gas Storage Extension (Phase 3) Project, the construction of sea platforms and drilling of wells will continue.

Nuclear : Within the scope of the arrangements to ensure the safe and safe operation of the activities in the field of nuclear energy in Turkey energy mix, a second legislation will be made on radiation protection, waste management, security of nuclear and radioactive resources and nuclear safety.

Fossil : In order to increase the share of domestic coal resources in Turkey energy mix production, projects will be carried out to establish thermal power plants in Konya-Karapınar / Ayrancı, Eskişehir-Alpu, Kahramanmaraş-Afşin / Elbistan C / D, Afyonkarahisar-Dinar and Ankara-Çayırhan.

Mining, Exploration and Drilling : In order to prepare the methane gas inventory in the shale gas and coal deposits, the construction of three of the drillings planned to be carried out in 2018-2020 will be continued and assessed. Basic iron ore production, which is critical for Turkey’s economy will be reexamined, the National Raw Material Strategy Document will be finalised, and the procurement will be carried out. Oil and natural gas explorations will be accelerated, especially offshore in Turkey energy mix. For this purpose, national and international oil and natural gas exploration activities, especially offshore, will be intensified in order to increase energy supply security. Turkey will continue its ongoing exploration activities in order to measure the mineral potential in the economy, to gain economically exploitable reserves and to develop new financing mechanisms. The mines will be processed and converted into high value-added assets and listed to the international market.

NβN Tip: For foreign investors, we encourage to meet Turkey Cogeneration and Clean Energy Technologies Association (Turkoted). It promotes and encourages the use of “Combined Heat and Power”. Turkoted contributes to the legal infrastructure in order to support implementation of such technology.

  • Coordinator : Yağmur Bozkurt
  • Gayrettepe, Yıldız Posta Cad. Ayyıldız Sitesi, B Blok Kat:4 D:51, 34349, Beşiktaş / İstanbul, Turkey
  • Phone: +90 212 983 11 57 – +90 212 984 11 12
  • Fax: +90 212 347 21 52
  • Website: http://turkoted.org/en

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Arnaud Lefevre

Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.