Energy Profile of Siirt

Sahin Ö., Pala M., Balbay A., Hansu F., Ulker H.

International Conference on Energy and Management, Turkey, 5 - 07 June 2014, pp.315-324 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-16024-5_30
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-324
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Siirt Province has various natural and fossil energy sources such as solar, hydropower, biogas, geothermal, and petrol in terms of energy potential, by contrast with other provinces in Turkey. The data collected in Siirt Province indicate that Siirt has a strong potential for solar energy. The average sunshine duration and total solar radiation in Siirt are about 7.5 h-day and 4.3 kWh/m(2)-day, respectively. In Siirt, there are two hydropower plants with a total installed power of 263 MW. In addition, more than 10 hydroelectric power plants with a total installed capacity of 1094 MW of power generation will be established by means of the planned dam to be installed. Considering the establishment of biogas systems, Siirt has an annual biogas production of 20,000 m(3) with around 500,000 small ruminants. Siirt Province is believed to be rich in geothermal care, but there has not been enough research on this topic, yet. And also, petroleum is an important energy source in Siirt Province, lately. As a result, Siirt Province has a rich variety of energy resources, and in case of investment, it would be an energy basin center in the southeast Anatolia region.