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January 7, 2022

Akinci, Turkey

By Carmen

Akinci is a 99MW hydro power project. It is located on Kelkit river/basin in Tokat, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2018.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 99 99 Active Tokat, Turkey Aydem Yenilenebilir Enerji; Cogentrix Energy Power Management

Description

The project was developed by Aydem Yenilenebilir Enerji and Cogentrix Energy Power Management. The project is currently owned by Aydem Renewables Energy.

Akinci is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 108.5m and 106.24m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 3 in number. The penstock length is 216m. The penstock diameter is 3m. The project generated 448.24 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $292.797m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 34.24MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in 2018.

Contractors Involved

Indar Electric supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 39.76 MVA.

About Aydem Yenilenebilir Enerji

Aydem Yenilenebilir Enerji AS (Aydem Yenilenebilir), is a renewable energy company that develops and operates hydroelectric power plant to produce electricity. The company produces electricity by utilizing geothermal, hydroelectric, thermal, solar, wind and landfill gas sources. Its activities include power generation, energy sales, electricity distribution, photovoltaic panel production, and solar power plant EPC. Bereket Enerji prepares its feasibility reports and makes the design, construction, installation and operation of power plants. The company’s projects include Yagmur Hydroelectric Power project, Pinarim Gida Solar Power project, Yatagan Lignite Power Plant, Ozellikleri Landfill Gas Power Plants, Yalova Wind Power project, Central Anatolia Thermal Power Plant project, and others. It has operations throughout Turkey. Aydem Yenilenebilir is headquartered in Denizli, Turkey.

About Cogentrix Energy Power Management

Cogentrix Energy Power Management LLC (Cogentrix) formerly Cogentrix Energy Inc, is an energy company that offers power generation and supplying services. The company acquires, develops, markets, constructs and manages power generation assets. It provides engineering and operational technologies such as gas fired simple cycle, coal fired technologies, gas and oil fired combined cycle, and solar technologies. Cogentrix also offers steam turbine and combustion turbine outage management, maintenance and repair, boiler and pressure vessel repair, boiler inspections, electrical testing, generator inspection and testing services, among others. The company also develops electric power generating and co-generating facilities. Cogentrix is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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