Energy news from Turkey
Taner ERCOMERT (General Manager of Limak Holding Energy Generation Group - Executive Member of the Hydroelectric Power Plants Industry Businessmen Association 'HESİAD'
Hydropower is the main contributor to the renewable electricity generation, nationally and globally.
Out of the total electricity generation in Europe in 2020, hydropower was the largest component contributing 43 % of renewable power generation, followed by wind 36 %, solar 11 %, biomass & waste 9 % .
Out of the total electricity generation in Turkey in 2020, hydropower was again the largest component contributing 60 % of renewable power generation, followed by wind 19.2 %, solar 9 %, geothermal 7.2 %, biomass & waste 4.2 % .
Alkumru Dam and HEPP
In the World, Hydropower is the most widely-used renewable power source with the global hydroelectric installed capacity exceeding 1 300 GW, accounting for more than 17 % of the world's total installed power generation capacity and more than 50 % of the global renewable power generation capacity.
In Turkey, Hydropower is again the most widely-used renewable power source with an installed capacity exceeding 31 GW, accounting for more than 32 % of the country's total installed power generation capacity and more than 60 % of the renewable power.