Friday, November 30, 2018

Turkey: Zorlu Energy has High Claims for Kızıldere 3 Geothermal Power Plant

Zorlu Energy's geothermal power plant becomes world leader in efficiency (Daily Sabah)

Kizildere Clouds, by Umut Destegul Solaroglu. Kizildere Power Plant.
Honorable Mention - GRC Geothermal Photo Contest 2018
Turkey's Zorlu Energy's Kızıldere 3 geothermal energy power plant in the Denizli province of Turkey's Aegean region has set the bar high globally in terms of its efficiency and as the largest plant in terms of combined installed capacity at 165 megawatts (MW), Ali Kındap, the general manager responsible for investments, operations and maintenance of Zorlu Energy, said yesterday.

Kındap, in an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency (AA) during a visit to the Kızıldere 3 plant, said the plant started electricity production at full capacity this year.

The Kızıldere 3 plant has two units, one with 100 MW and the second with 65 MW of installed capacity.

He said Kızıldere 3 has the highest capacity in the world as a power plant located on a single site.

Kındap stated that Kızıldere 3, with a water temperature of 246 degrees Celsius, has the highest efficiency as ensuring high water temperature increases productivity of the plant.

"In the world, the highest percentage is 15. The reason we have 18 percent efficiency is because we use waste steam in a separate part of the plant. So, it contributes a lot to our productivity," Kındap said. This plant has set a precedent worldwide as the first in the world to use waste steam.