Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Hydropower Country Notes
The Turkish WEC Member Committee reports a gross theoretical hydropower potential of 433 TWh/yr, a technically feasible potential of 216 TWh/yr and an economically feasible potential of almost 130 TWh/yr. Hydro output of 35.1 TWh in 2005 points to a considerable degree of development potential.
At end-2005, operational hydro capacity amounted to almost 12.8 MW. A further 3.2 GW of capacity was under construction at that point in time. Some 20 000 MW of additional capacity is planned for development over the longer term.
Small-scale hydropower is reported to have a technically exploitable capability of around 14 500 GWh/yr, of which about 60% is considered to be economic. The total installed capacity of HPPs below 10 MW was 173 MW at end-2005, providing an average output of 675 GWh. A considerable amount of small-scale hydro capacity (over 1 000 MW) is planned for installation in the future.