Among the various sources of energy, hydroelectricity power stations are preferred due to their being environmentally friendly and carrying low potential risk.
Hydroelectricity plants work in harmony with the environment, are clean, renewable, and highly productive plants with no fuel expenses. They take on the role of an insurance in energy prices, have a long lifespan, low operating costs, and are not dependent on imports.
The theoretical hydroelectricity potential of our country is 1% of theoretical potential of the world, while its economic potential is 16% of the economic potential of Europe.
Our hydraulic resources, which hold the most important position in the renewable energy potential of our country, possess a hydroelectricity potential of 433 billion kWh, while the technically usable potential is 216 kWh, and the economic hydroelectricity potential is 140 billion kWh/year.
As of the end of 2017, there were 628 hydropower plants, with a total installed capacity of 27.273 MW. This is the equivalent of 32% of the total potential. In 2017, hydroelectricity production have realized 58,5 billion kWh and 19,8% of our electricity production was obtained from hydropower.
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