Tough competition for gas in Turkey’s power sector

The growing emphasis on coal and renewables in Turkey’s power sector presents a major challenge for the country’s gas-fired infrastructure The growing emphasis on coal and renewables in Turkey’s power sector presents a major challenge for the country’s gas-fired infrastructure.
By Abhishek Kumar 20 July 2017 0 26842
Gas-to-power station in Bandirma, Turkey. (Enerjisa)

Gas has been a dominant force in Turkey’s power portfolio, but the country’s electricity landscape is changing fast and the government is diversifying the generation mix. Although this is positive for Turkey’s domestically produced coal and renewables, the country’s gas-to-power operators are set to face more and more challenges over the coming years.

Turkey’s over-dependence on imported energy has prompted the government to maximise the use of domestic coal in the power sector and boost investment in cheaper sources of electricity such as renewables. Almost all...

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