BALAT; “WE MUST PROTECT GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES AS OUR LIVES”

BALAT; “WE MUST PROTECT GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES AS OUR LIVES”

ENERGY EXHIBITION AND ORGANIZATION EVERY YEAR A DIFFERENT CITIES PREPARE it, GAZIANTEP 5. TURKISH ENERGY SUMMIT HELD IN THIS YEAR INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT AND GEOTHERMAL MB HOLDING CHAIRMAN MUHARREM START AS SPEAKER TOOK PLACE.

5’incisi Turkey’s Energy Summit held annually in different provinces of Anatolia was held this year in Gaziantep. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz will inaugurate the summit of current and important topics were discussed Turkey’s energy sector.

In the session of the summit under the topic of “Expectations of Local Entrepreneurs from the Energy Market”, moderated by EMRA Board Member Abdullah Tancan; Muharrem Balat, Chairman of the International Geothermal Association and Chairman of the Board of MB Holding, Adil Sani Konukoğlu, Chairman of Gaziantep Chamber of Industry, Eyüp Bartık, Chairman of the Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce, and Cengiz Şimşek, Member of the Board of Directors of the Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone, participated as speakers.

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The first special with field title installing Geothermal Power Plant MB Holding Chairman in Turkey but also in the International Geothermal Association Chairman Muharrem how the geothermal investment in the Start begins speaking and Turkey reported the latest situation in geothermal.

Balat; “Geothermal energy is the most ideal among renewable energy sources. Geothermal is a valuable resource from oil, natural gas, and coal. Because these resources are renewable. For example, if you draw oil from a well, after a while, if the potential in that well is exhausted, the well will close.

In the coal part, you can dig, the coal basin may be finished. But if we use the source carefully in geothermal energy, its renewable quality will never be lost. In order to protect such an important resource, geothermal regions must be determined with great care. The water taken from geothermal regions should be recycled by re-injection. If these conditions are not provided geothermal fields will disappear after a certain time and Turkey will not have much precious energy resources. That is why I say it is like a diamond in the chest as Turkey’s geothermal energy. It should be used very carefully and be treated very carefully, ”he said.

“A GEOTHERMAL 1,000 MWe POTANSİTEL IN TURKEY YES”
Expressing that they entered the energy sector in 2000, Muharrem Balat; “I traveled to Aydın to participate in a tender. A friend of mine said that hot water came out here and the valve was turned off. When we examined this a little bit, we saw that 170C0 water comes out here.

We determined from our subsequent research that we can generate electrical energy here. However, the state was not allowed to generate electricity for the private sector at that time. You were only allowed to produce in organized industrial zones if you only used them in your own facilities. That is why we owe a lot to the Özal government and the AK Party government. They gave the opportunity to open the way for the private sector. “When the geothermal law was enacted in 2006, the private sector transferred its interest to geothermal energy.”
Turkey’s first private geothermal plant Dora-1 establishes Balat; “Open the first time that the private sector in Turkey Dora-1 plant of 1000 MW to 8.5 MW gücündeyk The following appeared close to potential in Turkey. already 341 MW of energy produced in Turkey and 347 MWe power generation are present and ready to work. These are very pleasing developments for our country. I should also add that geothermal fields have another important characteristic. Turkey will have achieved a continuous source output will largely prevent the currency if it uses its geothermal energy potential, “he said.

“WE EXPEND INTENSE EFFORT TO INCREASE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS”
President of the International Energy Union, Muharrem Balat, to his speech; “Protecting such a resource is almost a debt of the country for us. MTA is making great efforts in geothermal. They work diligently to distribute and parcel the geothermal fields in accordance with some important conditions and to allocate them to industrialists accordingly. Unfortunately, we did not grasp the importance of this in the first place. When we made a trip to the fields in the USA last year, we saw that the production of the region that produces 1000 MWe energy has decreased to 200 MWe due to not re-injection. We do not want to encounter such an incident in Turkey. We must protect this beautiful resource like our lives, ”he continued.

Balat; “As MB Holding, we reveal the geothermal resources of our country, in addition to the activity of generating electricity from geothermal energy. We use advanced technologies that increase energy efficiency in economical and environmental terms in our power plants, and we continue to grow with our investments to ensure the base energy supply security of our country. In addition to economic and social development in the regions where we operate, we also strive to increase environmental awareness. Verbally saying He put an end to his life.
The session ended with giving a plaque of appreciation to the speakers.