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World Bank & EBRD assessing environmental impact of geothermal power plants

Drilling rig on site in Manisa, Turkey (source: Sanko Enerji)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 9 May 2019

The Turkish Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association (JESDER) is collaborating with the World Bank and the European Development Bank on a study to assess and reduce the environmental impacts of geothermal power plants.

The Turkish Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association (JESDER) reports on its collaboration with the World Bank and the European Development Bank to assess and reduce the environmental impacts of geothermal power plants.

The press release of the Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association (JESDER) recently announced the launch of a study supported by various stakeholders such as Ministries and JESDER on the cumulative impact of the European Development Bank (EBRD) geothermal power plants.

JESDER Chairman Ali Kindap recently reported that the study began in April 2019, and is scheduled to be completed in November. Focusing on geothermal power plants, the research will be one of the most comprehensive reports ever prepared on the environmental impacts of geothermal power plants.

The World Bank is also investigating the environmental impacts of geothermal power plants. They support this research.

JESDER President Ali K?ndap said, we will learn the real effects of geothermal operations on the environment.

Geothermal is a domestic, renewable, clean energy source. Geothermal power plants, all of the fluids they use in energy production, are reinjected back to the underground. Otherwise, the efficiency of the power plants will decrease. I think the work of the European Development Bank and the World Bank will put forward the renewable and environmentalist qualities of geothermal power plants in such a way that there is no room for discussion.

Source: Jesder via our Turkish language service Jeotermalhaberler