YESIL Hydroelectric Power Plant


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The YESÄ°L Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) is a grid-connected small-scale hydropower plant with a run-of-river reservoir in Sivas province, Turkey. The total installed capacity of the Project is 14 MW, comprising three 4.666 MW turbines, with a predicted electricity supply to the grid of 56.16 GWh per annum.

The project is composed of a regulator, conveyance channel, headpool and a powerhouse. The regulator consists of water inlet structure, sediment pool, hard-filled weir and gravel passage. Water will be diverted at the regulator from 1,431 meters of altitude via the conveyance channel of 8,000 m and channelled into the headpool at the 1,426 m. Through penstocks of 840 m (total), the water will be carried to the powerhouse where two vertical type of Francis turbines lie.

Social and Sustainability Benefits

This project is strongly contributing to sustainable development: 
 
  • Utilize the hydroelectric potential of Turkey to meet the increasing electricity demand and contribute improving regional energy security. 
  • Increase share of HEPPs in electricity generation mix of Turkey and reduce GHG emissions. 
  • Contribute to economic development by creating job opportunities during construction (72 people) and operation (13 people) phases. 
  • Reduce import dependency on fossil fuel weighed electricity sector and diversify generation mix through use of local resources. 

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Following a QAS approved carbon footprint calculation, this projects meets the requirements under the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) for Carbon Offsetting. As part of this we are audited to ensure all offsets sold are retired on appropriate registries within 12 months of you purchasing.

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Note: The social benefits of this project have not been verified and therefore these additional benefits are not accredited by the QAS


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