Turkey Outperformed Its Rivals In Geothermal Energy
Turkey outperformed its rivals in geothermal energy. Turkey has increased its capacity to 1613 megawatts.
Last year, Turkey increased its geothermal power installed capacity to 1613 megawatts with an additional capacity of 99 megawatts, making it the country with the highest capacity increase.
During the period in question, the country with the most geothermal energy capacity was the USA with an installed power of 2 thousand 587 megawatts. The USA was followed by Indonesia with 2 thousand 231 megawatts, the Philippines with 1928 megawatts, and Turkey with 1613 megawatts.
Despite the uncertainty and production disruptions caused by the coronavirus epidemic in economies in 2020, the country with the highest capacity increase in the field of geothermal energy was Turkey with an additional power of 99 megawatts.
Following Turkey, the countries with the highest capacity increase in geothermal energy were New Zealand and the USA with 32 megawatts of additional power, and Italy with 30 megawatts of additional power.
Ufuk Şentürk, Chairman of the Geothermal Power Plant Investors Association (JESDER), stated that despite the global epidemic that has been going on since last year and negatively affecting all sectors, Turkey has successfully progressed in geothermal energy.
Stating that some projects were completed last year and some of them will be completed this year, Şentürk said:
“Geothermal energy investments can take a long time due to their nature. We reaped the fruits of these investments last year. More geothermal capacity was added to our electricity system. However, our speed will decrease this year compared to previous years. The main reason for this is that the details of the Renewable Energy Resources Support Mechanism do not meet the expectations of the sector. However, as Turkey is a country with an ever-increasing need for production, the upward trend in energy production on geothermal power will continue.”