Thursday, May 26, 2016

Turkey: Geothermal Conference in Istanbul

4th Expo Geothermal

12-14 January, 2017, Istanbul Expo Center – Yeşilköy, Istanbul, Turkey

Being one of the richest countries in geothermal potential, a significant development was achieved in Turkey in geothermal electricity production and direct uses (district, greenhouse heating and thermal tourism) during last five years (2010-2015). Geothermal Law and its regulations accelerated the geothermal activities in Turkey. Especially, the feed in tariff application for electricity production and MTA’s activities boosted this sector.

With the existing geothermal wells and spring discharge water, the proven geothermal heat capacity calculated by MTA is totally 5,046 MWt (leaving temperature is assumed to be 35°C).

According to the estimations and calculations of Turkish Geothermal Association, the geothermal electricity production potential of Turkey could be an important amount if the purchase guarantee of the Turkish Government would be 20 years with a feed in tariff of 20 USD cent/kWh in the coming 25 years. The targeted geothermal electricity production amount has been announced as 1,500 MWe for 2023 by the Turkish Government which is 100th Anniversary of Turkish Republic