GE Renewable Energy has successfully completed the Aşağı Kaleköy Hydroelectric Power Plant, established on the Aşağı Kaleköy Dam in Bingöl. GE Renewable Energy Hydroelectric Energy Solutions supplied 155 Francis turbines with a capacity of 3 MW and related equipment to the Lower Kaleköy project.
Completed hydroelectric power plant officially started commercial operation after the grid connection was made.
Aşağı Kaleköy Project is a new and large-scale national energy infrastructure project built by GE Hydroelectric Energy Solutions with Kalehan Energy Group, following the Beyhan-1 and Yukarı Kaleköy hydroelectric power plants.
GE Renewable Energy has successfully completed the Aşağı Kaleköy Hydroelectric Power Plant, established on the Aşağı Kaleköy Dam in Bingöl. The power plant became operational at full capacity with the last 3 units connected to the grid. GE Hydroelectric Energy Solutions, head of the consortium, supplied three vertical Francis turbines with a total capacity of 155 MW, including the control system, auxiliary power plant systems and hydroelectric power plant switchyard, for the project. Down with installed capacity of 500 MW Hydroelectric Power Plant Kaleköy, Turkey # 6 in terms of installed capacity will be among the plants by the private sector. Clean energy will be provided to approximately one million people thanks to the power plant
Kalehan Energy Group General Manager Gültekin Keles said on the subject: "Turkey is using only 60% of the economic potential of hydropower today. As Kalehan Energy, national hydropower potential in the most efficient form of energy demand environmentally friendly, using clean and sustainable manner that meets down Kaleköy Hydroelectric Power Plant of Turkey our vision we see as the cornerstone of a very important milestone in the path to reality .. both around concrete dam asphalt core embankment dam structure down with Kaleköy Dam, the first dam hydroelectric plant being characterized in that the composite body with Turkey carries. In addition, under the same license with a capacity of 500 MW and 80 MW hydroelectric hosting a solar power plant down Kaleköy Plant, was Turkey's first hybrid power plant. "
GE Hydroelectric Energy Solutions produced the turbines used in the power plant at its production facilities in Taubate, Brazil. The first unit was completed in May 2020. With the completion of the second and third units in November and December last year, Kalehan Energy started the commercial operation of the power plant. Pascal Radue, CEO of GE Renewable Energy Hydroelectric Energy Solutions, said: “I congratulate Kalehan Energy and all contributors for the successful start-up of the Lower Kaleköy Hydroelectric Power Plant. The fact that the plant is currently operational is a clear proof of the dedication and dedication shown by the entire team that completed the project despite the pandemic and the difficulties it brought. Turkey's hydroelectric developments at the forefront of the record I am proud to see that GE Hydro Energy Solutions. GE Renewable Energy, one out of every five turbines put into service since the early 20th century in Turkey and one in every three generators we provide. "
The Aşağı Kaleköy Power Plant stands out as the third project that GE has carried out with Kalehan Energy Group in the same region. Previously, GE Hydroelectric Energy Solutions completed Beyhan-1 and Yukarı Kaleköy hydroelectric power plants. Turkey is extremely rich hydropower resources in the country. Turkey's installed hydropower capacity of 28,8 GW (8 GW river type, reservoir type 20,8) in this area, but carries a significant level as the economic potential of up to 50 GW. Turkey's energy demand has risen at an average annual rate of 15% for the last 6 years.