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January 12, 2022

Akocak, Turkey

By Carmen

Akocak is an 81MW hydro power project. It is located on Karadere river/basin in Trabzon, Turkey. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 81 81 Active Trabzon, Turkey Akenerji Elektrik Uretim

Description

The project was developed by Akenerji Elektrik Uretim and is currently owned by Crescent Capital.

Akocak is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 767.5m and 744m 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 1 in number. The penstock length is 1,842m. The penstock diameter is 1.82m. The project generated 257.44 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $124m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2006 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

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Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 40.8MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 48.75 MVA.

About Akenerji Elektrik Uretim

Akenerji Elektrik Uretim AS (Akenerji) carries out the generation and distribution of electricity. It also purchases and sells electricity in the wholesale and retail markets. It produces electricity through natural gas, hydro and wind power plants. The company sells power to the industrial, commercial and retail customers. Akenerji also invests in the renewable energy sector. It helps customers reduce their carbon footprint arising from electricity consumption and other activities. The company uses high-tech and environment-friendly products in its facilities to ensure efficiency and reduce emission. It provides Energy Efficiency Consultancy services to ensure efficiency in the unit energy consumptions of its customers and supports sustainability and cost-cutting initiatives. Akenerji is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.

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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