Among the various sources of energy, hydroelectricity power plants are preferred due to being environmentally friendly and carrying low potential risk.

Hydroelectricity plants are non-dependent domestic resources working in harmony with the environment, being clean, renewable and free of fuel expenses, having long lifespan and very low operating cost.

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 billion kWh, and the economic hydroelectricity potential is 160 billion kWh/year. In 2018, electrical energy generated by hydroelectricity plants was 59.9 billion kWh. By the end of August 2019, electrical energy generated by hydroelectricity plants has reached 68.4 billion kWh.


By the end of the 2018, 653 operational hydroelectricity power plants having a total of 28,291 MW have 31.9% share in Turkey’s total installed capacity. By the end of August 2019, hydroelectricity installed capacity has reached 28,437 MW. 

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