HYDROPOWER POTENTIAL IN TURKEY WITH THE COMPARISON OF OTHER COUNTRIES
- 1. Selçuk University, Engineering Faculty, Environmental Engineering Department, Konya, Turkey
- 2. Department of Environmental Engineering, Konya Technical University, Konya, 42031, Turkey
Abstract: Nowadays as the growing of the population, the demand of energy also increases. Therefore, producing energy is necessary to meet the energy demand. However, current way of energy production and usage is not sustainable. For this reason, many countries seek renewable energy sources and set their own policies. As one of these renewable energy sources, hydropower is based on the principle of generating electricity by utilizing the potential energy of falling or flowing water. For this purpose, hydroelectric power plants which can produce energy by taking advantages of reserved water, are used. Water turbines are used in converting the potential energy to electricity. In this study, water turbines which are used in hydroelectric power plants, have been compared and Hydropower potential in the world, Europe and Turkey have been examined. An overview of the status of Turkey with comparison to other countries is presented.