Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Nuclear Country Notes
The Turkish WEC Member Committee reports that there are currently no nuclear power plants in operation or under construction. In November 2004, the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) prepared a report entitled Electricity Energy Generation Planning Study for Turkey (2005-2020). This report is providing guidance for the decision-makers, investors and market actors on the timing, composition and capacities of the additional electricity generation sources needed for the next 15 year period. According to this planning study, it is planned to add about 4 500 MWe total nuclear capacity by 2015, in the context of a high demand scenario (i.e. 7.9% increase per year).
In April 2006 the president of the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency announced that the country's first nuclear power plant would be located in the Black Sea province of Sinop. It is planned to start by installing a 100 MWe prototype reactor at a new technological centre in Sinop, and then to construct a series of NPPs with an aggregate capacity of about 5 000 MWe. The first reactor would come into service around 2012. The Prime Minister stated in June 2006 that Turkey planned to construct three NPPs by 2015.