Turkey Projects Plan to Boost Power Capacity

21 February 2010 (Last Updated February 21st, 2010 18:30)

Turkey’s Anadolu Group said it plans to build a 1,200MW coal-fired plant in northern Turkey, as part of the company's plans to boost installed power capacity to more than 2,000MW. The firm also plans to invest $150m in a 90MW hydroelectric power plant in Georgia that could begin operati

Turkey’s Anadolu Group said it plans to build a 1,200MW coal-fired plant in northern Turkey, as part of the company's plans to boost installed power capacity to more than 2,000MW.

The firm also plans to invest $150m in a 90MW hydroelectric power plant in Georgia that could begin operation in 2014.

The company said it plans to invest €2bn ($2.68bn) in energy projects and is in talks with potential partners.

Turkey's power consumption is expected to increase by 4%-6% in 2010, reports Reuters.