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Aydem to make 1000 MW investment, including hybrid

Turkey has reached a critical point in its journey to renewable energy, scoring new highs in hydroelectricity and solar investments, with the trend continuing on. Upward trajectory, according to Ceyhan Saldanli, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aydem Enerji. “There is also government support. However, renewable energy needs to be further strengthened. You don’t...

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Aydem to make 1,000 MW investment, including hybrid

Turkey has reached a critical point in its journey to renewable energy, scoring new highs in hydroelectricity and solar investments, with the trend continuing on. Upward trajectory, according to Ceyhan Saldanli, CEO of Aydem Enerji. “There is also government support. However, renewable energy needs to be further strengthened. You don’t leave waste when you generate...

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Turkey’s energy bill to surge as prices increase globally

Natural gas, subject to the whims of the oil market, is the dominant product in Turkey’s energy mix, playing a key role in electricity generation. Natural gas combined cycle power plants (CCPPs) with more than a quarter share in the country’s installed electricity power, are central to the management of electricity supply and demand as...

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Carbon tax force companies to buy WPPs: ENSIA

Turkey, which has struggled with a dependency on foreign energy for years, is beginning to improve its prospects, albeit slowly. A natural gas discovery in the Western Black Sea has raised hopes that the country might reduce foreign dependency, while the amount of local and renewable resources has increased domestic electricity generation. •n the one...

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Electricity capacity should be increased: Turcas COO

Operating in five different sectors, Aksoy Holding is among the leading actors in Turkey’s energy sector. Arkin Akbay, Chief Operating Officer at Aksoy Holding and its subsidiary, Turcas Petrol, evaluated the developments in the energy sector and the group’s activities in this area. Turkey ranks low among OECD countries in terms of electricity consumption per...

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Standard becomes inevitable for the local energy equipment

Turkey is continuing its efforts to decrease its dependence on imported energy with ongoing exploration in natural gas and oil, both on land and in the sea. Coal reserves have also increased with mining activities out over the last 15 years. Moreover, the impact of incentives provided for wind, solar, geothermal and biomass for new...

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Power goes out as electricity prices hit cap

Turkey has entered August with forest fires. Along with news of the blazes, there were also reports of power cuts on the first business day of the month. Many people thought there might be a link between the cuts and the wildfires, but there wasn’t. Then, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, as well...

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GPPs exempt from load dumping

The Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) has stopped giving load dumping (YAT) instructions, meaning pausing electricity generation, to geothermal power plants (GPPs), which have the priority to enter the network because they generate power from local and renewable resources. GPP operators had been astonished by stoppage orders, particularly during the summer months when consumption spikes...

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Limak to generate 3.5 billion kWh of electricity from water

Limak Holding subsidiary, Limak Enerji, which launched its 420.1-megawatt (MW) Cetin Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) in 2020, has now raised its 55.8 MW Gursogut HPP to full capacity. Thus, the company now generates 3.5 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per yar. Already among the top three players in HPP investments, excluding the public energy...

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First domestic floating LNG terminal opens

Turkey is increasing diversification of natural gas resources with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and floating LNG terminals (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit, or FSRU) projects, according to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez. The Ertugrul Gazi FSRU vessel in Dortyol Hatay is one of these investments within the framework of energy supply security initiatives....