The Place of Hard Coal in Energy Supply Pattern of Turkey


YILMAZ A. O. , AYDINER K.

ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY, vol.4, no.2, pp.179-189, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15567240701620457
  • Title of Journal : ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-189

Abstract

Lignite and hard coal are the major sources of domestic energy sources of Turkey. Hard coal is produced at only one district in the country. Zonguldak Hard Coal Basin is the major power for development of the Turkish steel-making industry. It is the only hard coal basin in the country and it has, to date, supplied approximately 400 million tons of run-of-mine hard coal. This article investigates the potential of hard coal as an energy source and discusses the measures to activate the region for the future energy supply objectives of the country.