The Dora Geothermal Energy Plant in southwestern Turkey provides power, which is renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly because it causes no pollution.
“Currently power plants generating electricity from geothermal energy resources have a capacity of around 100 MW. We think this installed capacity will be raised to 500 – 1,000 MW in the next five or ten years,” says the plant’s general manager, Murat Haluk Tufekcioglu.
Such increased reliance on greener energy is just one of several positive effects that reforms to Turkey’s energy sector have had over the last two decades, according to a World Bank review.
The study-entitled “Turkey's Energy Transition - Reform Milestones and Challenges”-shows that Turkey achieved energy security in a high economic growth environment with rapidly increasing energy needs through a variety of inter-linked measures including electricity, gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency legislation.