Turkey ramping up investment of $3.5 billion in transmission lines

Turkey ramping up investment of $3.5 billion in transmission lines Pamukkale, Turkey (source: Antoine Taveneaux, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Francisco Rojas 28 Apr 2016

Due to a massive increase in demand, Turkey wants to create 14 new transmission lines in 4 years. Good news for geothermal development.

Turkey has experimented great growth in it’s electrical installed capacity, both conventional and renewable. We have talked several times on the impressive exponential growth that the geothermal sector has seen in the last decade and now, the road seems clearer for more development,

According to local news, “Turkey’s Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) plans to invest $3.5 billion in power transmission lines from 2016 to 2019, according to company data on Monday.”

This is of great importance to allow for more growth in geothermal plant development. Without the necessary support from a modern electric grid, growth could stall in a near future.

The same source details that “four transmission lines are already under construction and will be completed by April 2017 at the latest, while planning and environmental impact assessment processes continue for the other 10 lines which are planned to be operational by 2019.

By developing these transmission lines, Turkey will be able to cater for increased demand through ensuring greater capacity, and avoid overloading on the existing lines”.

Source: Andalou Agency

The incredible growth of Turkey’s geothermal sector will be featured at IGC Türkiye, the Congress in the Heart of the Geothermal Industry in Turkey, with partners Ormat and Exergy and an exciting EBRD workshop preceding the event.Taking place June 6-8, 2016, the event will feature various Turkish and international experts. The conference is organised by ThinkGeoEnergy and Enerchange and will offer simultaneous translations.

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