Turkey to Launch Production at 1.2 GW Hydropower Plant on Tigris

The Ilısu project, designed for 4.12 TWh per year, is about to partially come online. Turkey has estimated energy production at the biggest hydropower plant on the river Tigris would be worth almost EUR 330 million per year.

The first turbine has been tested at what will be the fourth-largest hydropower in the country, according to the Ankara-based General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works – DSİ. Turkey scheduled the start of production at the first two units at the 1.2 GW Ilısu hydropower plant on the Tigris river for May, the statement reveals.

The government has the ambition to get all six turbines going before the winter, as the June deadline was delayed. The facility is designed for an output of 4.12 TWh per year and the dam can store 10.5 billion cubic meters.

Turkey counts on annual energy production worth an overall TRL 2.5 billion (EUR 328.3 million) from the hydropower plant, the largest one on the Tigris. It will serve the provinces of Diyarbakır, Batman, Mardin, Siirt and Şırnak in Southeastern Anatolia.

(Source: Balkan Green Energy News)