Assessment of geothermal power potential in Buyuk Menderes Basin, Turkey

Yamanlar Ş., Korkmaz Başel E. D., Serpen U.

GEOTHERMICS, vol.88, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101912
  • Journal Name: GEOTHERMICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Turkey's installed geothermal capacity for power generation as of December 2019 is 1500 MWe. Most of this installed capacity is generated by the power plants located in the Buyuk Menderes graben. Geologically Buyuk Menderes graben is a huge structure having several discovered geothermal resources and can be considered as a geothermal basin.