An Energy Conference was held in Istanbul, called Wind Summit Turkey on November 11 and 12, 2010. The conference, organized by Investment Support and Promotion Agency (ISPAT) of Turkey in partnership with ICSME from China, Noppen from Shangai, and Eurosolar Turkey, was held at Hyatt Hotel (1). There were close to 50 participants...
By Metin Atamer, Pioneer in wind energy, Writer and a graduate of Talas American High School. Wind energy in Turkey is gaining importance every day in meeting the nation’s demand for clean energy. As of today, there must be over 30 wind power plants, large and small, across Turkey with...
Hydro Electric Power Plants in Turkey and the Disappearance of Rivers Development of Renewable Energy in Turkey is gaining importance with the establishment of wind power plants and solar energy fields. Hydroelectric power is also considered a renewable energy...
A Brief Overview, Recent Privatization and Investment Opportunities Summary Turkey has a healthy electricity market with no power blackouts except in some remote areas. According to the latest assessment by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) over 3,500 MW was...
The Nabucco project, under discussion for almost 7 years since 2002 and with an expected completion date sometime in 2014, recently passed a milestone. Following years of studies, meetings, negotiations, an intergovernmental agreement on the natural gas pipeline was finally signed in Ankara on July 13, 2009, in the...
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 5th at Ilisu, a small village along the Dicle (Tigris) river where a large dam is to be constructed soon. The Prime Minister, who only two years ago had promised the local people...
Izmir hosted the 77th International Fair between August 21 and 29, which lasted nine days. The last time I visited the Enternasyonal Izmir Fuari (EIF), as it is advertised in Izmir, was back in 1975 while completing my compulsory four-month...
The US Department of Energy and the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources were the two main sponsors for the 2-day conference organized by the ATC (American Turkish Council) from WDC, TAKI of DEIK (Turkish-US Business Council) (The Foreign Economic Relations Council) and TUBITAK (Scientific & Technological Research...
A one day conference on Nuclear Energy was held at the Lutfi Kirdar Conference Center that lasted almost 10 hours with a luncheon where the CEO of Calik Holding Ahmet Calik was the guest speaker. The conference, organized by Strategic, Technical, Economic Research centre (STEAM), followed another Energy conference...