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Turkey reaches milestone 1,100 MW of installed geothermal power generation capacity

Turkey geothermal development (source: ThinkGeoEnergy)
Alexander Richter 5 Jan 2018

With the start of operation of the 33 MW Melih geothermal power plant in Turkey, just before the year end, Turkey ends 2017 with an installed geothermal power generation capacity of 1,100 MW.

With the end of the year 2017, Turkey managed to cross the 1,100 MW installed geothermal power generation capacity.

Just before the end of the year the Maren Maras Elektrik Üretim San. ve Tic. A.S. brought its Melih geothermal power plant on, adding 33 MW.  The plant was built by Ormat. This brings the total addition of the country in 2017 to 250 MW.

With an additional 271 MW under construction and additional 527 MW in development, in the coming year, Turkey could actually reach around 1,900 MW, about the capacity currently in the Philippines and Indonesia.

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