Third geothermal power plant starting operations in Turkey in October 2020
With the third geothermal power plant starting operations this month in Turkey, the country has reached a total installed geothermal power generation capacity of 1,606 MW.
As reported by our Turkish sister publication JeotermalHaberler, Turkey has reached a new milestone. With the addition of two new geothermal power plants, the country has reached a total installed geothermal power generation capacity of 1,606 MWe. This follows a statement made yesterday by the Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association (JESDER).
The new geothermal power plants put into operation are the 20 MWe Nezihe Beren Geothermal Power Plant (GPP) of Maren Energy, and the 10 MWe Kiper Nazilli geothermal power plant of Kiper A.S. (Kiper Holding). With the addition of the Nazilli plant, Kipas Holding reached a total installed geothermal power generation capacity of approximately 238 MW.
The 20 MWe Nezihe Beren geothermal power plant was supplied by Ormat Turkey (Ormat Technologies), while the 10 MW Kiper Nazilli plant was supplied by Exergy.
With this Turkey has added 80 MWe in geothermal power generation capacity this year, less than in previous years but continuing to move forward. Currently the country is ranked no.4 of the Top geothermal power generating countries in the world.
Note: the article was adapted to clarify that the two plants mentioned above were supplied by two different suppliers.