Turkish economy is recovering relatively well after the financial crash of 2008/09. Current forecasts are pointing towards strong recovery within the next 5 years.
The power sector is booming again as power demand hit all time high at 277.8TWh in 2016.
Rising power demand is putting pressure on the Turkish government to ensure reliable and efficient power supply. To do so, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources published Strategic Plan 2015-2019, which sets out measures aimed at ensuring security of supply.
Despite climate change concerns, coal is an essential component of Turkish power mix. Coal-fired power generation increased to the highest recorded level at 53.5TWh in 2016. Turkish power industry is operating power plants on domestic and imported coal, which requires maintenance of the domestic mining industry as well as security of supply for steam coal imports.
Coal-fired installed capacity increased to 7.5GW in 2016 and is expected to expand in the coming years. Steam coal imports have also reached all-time high in 2016.
TURKEY in 2016: Overview of the coal and power industries
This publication provides an overview of the latest developments in the Turkish coal and power industries Published 2017