Turkey Increases the power level of electricity by 24%

Turkey Increases the power level of electricity by 24%

ElektrikAt the Frame of 11th Development Plan which includes Turkey’s 2019-2023 periods, in 2018 88.551 mw power of electricity will be increased to 109.474 mw in 2023.

Turkey last year’s 303.3 twh of electricity demand is expected to reach 375.8 twh  in 2023.

Reducing the share of natural gas in electricity generation from 29.85 percent to 20.7 percent in 2018 and according to plan,  the share of renewable resources in electricity generation from 32.5% in 2018 to 38.8% in 2023 will be upgraded.

Electricity generation from domestic sources, which was 150 tw in a year last year, will also be increased to 219.5 twh as of 2023 under the 11th. Development Plan. Under the plan, installed power in electricity, which is 88,551 mw in 2018, will be increased to 109,474 mw as of 2023. Competition-based investment environment will be developed to meet the growing demand for energy and a sustainable energy market that is financially strong, stable, transparent, predictable, consumer protected and also takes into account sustainability will be observed.

During that period, rehabilitation of public-run power plants will be completed. Furthermore, rehabilitation of Afshin-B Thermal Power Plant, Keban Hydroelectric Power Plant and Karakaya and Hirfanli Hess will be carried out.

Construction of the first unit of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) will be completed in 2023 and electricity production will begin in the period when NPPs will be included in the electric power generation portfolio. In addition, work will continue on the installation of two more NPPs. Through technology transfer in NPPs, measures will be taken to reduce external dependence on nuclear technology. In order to provide the technical support, analysis, consultancy, inspection, training and certification required by the Nuclear Regulatory Authority, nuclear Technical Support Joint Stock Company will be put into operation.


Within the framework of the development plan, electricity generation from renewable energy sources will be increased and the necessary planning and investments will be made in order to ensure the safe integration of renewable energy production into the grid. Renewable energy source areas will enable more intensive use of renewable resources in the production of electrical energy.

The integration of renewable energy generation facilities into the grid and related technical assistance projects will be implemented. Energy storage systems, including pumped storage HEPPs, will be installed to eliminate the constraints created by increased renewable energy on the grid. More efficient and self-generating buildings will be expanded.

In existing buildings, incentives will be made to encourage energy efficiency. In addition, the National Green Building Certificate System will be established and unlicensed solar and wind power plant applications will be expanded to meet its own electricity needs. “Energy Efficiency Project” will be implemented in public buildings.


According to the plan, which includes the road map drawn up to 2023, the electricity networks and systems will be strengthened and made more flexible. Within this framework, smart network applications will be expanded. Regional competence in electricity supply will be tried to be achieved and electricity transmission infrastructure investments will continue to be implemented in a way to ensure the security of the system and the supply-demand situation of the regions.

The technical and non-technical losses in electricity will be reduced. In this framework, awareness-raising, incentive and sanction practices will be established to reduce non-technical loss, the use of systems such as smart meters and remote reading will be expanded and inspections will be increased.

International electricity interception capacity will be increased and cross-border trade opportunities will be developed. “Van Back to Back System” and connecting lines will be implemented which will allow electricity trade between Turkey and Iran. Additionally, the Tortum-Georgia Energy Transmission Line project will be completed.

The capacity of technical infrastructure and market infrastructure to increase foreign trade in electricity will be increased.

Activities will be continued in order to make our country an energy trade center by using geostrategic position efficiently among energy and producer regions and to develop electricity and natural gas trading platforms within Energy Markets Management Inc. with new market products.

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