Electricity from thermal and hydropower sources in Turkey: Status and future direction

Demirbas A., Bakis R.

ENERGY SOURCES, vol.26, no.5, pp.453-461, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00908310490429731
  • Journal Name: ENERGY SOURCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.453-461
  • Keywords: electricity, hydropower, thermal power, Turkey, RENEWABLE ENERGY-SOURCES, BIOMASS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


In 1995, electricity production reached 862 TWh, while in 1971 it was only 8.6 TWh. Electricity production is expected to reach 304 TWh by 2010. The sharp growth of the energy sector has been accompanied by institutional reforms. One of the most important developments has been the liberalization of all energy sectors, including electricity production and distribution, to private capital both national and foreign. Electricity production from biomass has been found to be a promising method in the near future.