Importance of pumped storage hydroelectric power plant in Turkey

Aras E.

ADVANCES IN ENERGY RESEARCH, vol.5, no.3, pp.239-254, 2017 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12989/eri.2017.5.3.239
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-254
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The world began to search for new energy sources with increasing energy demand. Renewable energy sources are as hydropower important for alternative energy. Countries with high hydroelectric potentials continue to work to utilize hydroelectric power plants in the most efficient way. Pumped storage hydropower plants are an important investment to meet the growing energy needs at peak times and to store energy. Although it produces energy in many countries, pumped storage hydropower plants have not begun to be built in Turkey which has high hydroelectric potential. A new era will be opened for energy production in Turkey where a large number of pumped storage hydropower plants projects are in study phase with the construction of pumped storage hydropower plants and first nuclear power plant.