HPA Report on Capacity Factor Investigation of HEPP’s in Turkey


As Hydropolitics Association (HPA), we are in favor of environmentally friendly, planned and most efficient development of our country’s domestic and renewable hydroelectric energy resource. To this end, we continue our work to date.

In this report;

  • We have determined the current situation,
  • We have made statistical analysis based on information,
  • We have made some suggestions for today’s situation and the future.

Hydroenergy  resources  are the domestic and renewable energy sources of our country.Therefore we need to;

  • Increase the production efficiency of those in operation,
  • Develop our water potential, which is still waiting to be developed, in a more planned, efficient and environmentally sensitive manner,
  • Ensure environment-sensitive hydroenergy production maximization at the sub basin and basin scale
  • Contrubite environmentally sensitive hydroenergy production today and in the future

For this purpose; We want to draw attention to the hydroenergy  planning and operation need at  the basin scale, as well as  the importance of engineering hydrology and the pressures that climate change will create on water-energy relationship and sectoral water allocation,

We hope that our report will be useful

Sincerely yours

Dursun Yıldız



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HPA REPORT on Capacity Factor Investigation of HEPP in Turkey

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Dursun Yıldız


Civil Engineer-Expert on Hydropolitics

He was born in Samsun in 1958. He was graduated from İstanbul Technical University Civil Engineering Faculty in 1981. After completing his military service in 1983 he began to work in State Hydraulic Works Technical Research and Quality Control Department. While working here he participated graduate professional education and investigation programs in Holland and USA Bureu of Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers.

In 1998 he participated first “EU Master Education” program and later “International Affairs Proficiency” program in Ankara University European Union Research and Application Center. In 2000 he completed his MS thesis in the topic of water politics in Hacettepe University Hydropolitics and Strategy Research Center.
He worked for five years as the section head and for following 10 years as department deputy Director in State Hydraulic Works Technical Research and Quality Control Department. During this period he published more than 100 technical and scientific reports and papers. Then he worked as the department Deputy Director in State Hydraulic Works Domestic Water Supply Department and worked at the Planning and Investigation Department of the same institution and retired in 2007.

Dursun YILDIZ while working in State Hydraulic Works he lectured in the topics of water works in Gazi University Engineering and Architectural Faculty, Civil Engineering Department and water resources and hydropolitics in Hacettepe University, Hydropolitics and Strategy Research Center.

Dursun YILDIZ worked also as a executive committee member , Vice President in Chamber of Civil Engineers and Vice President of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects .

Dursun YILDIZ, experienced in water,hydro energy management and consultancy for 25 years, wrote ten books and besides published several papers and technical reports in the topics of water engineering and hydroenergy in national and international periodicals.
He has awarded Successful Water Resarcher Prize of Year of 2008 by Agriculturers Associations of Türkiye .

He is a member of Scientific Commitee of Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion (TEMA).

He is a member of Water-Soil-Energy Working Group that has followed development of water,soil and energy sectors since 2009. He is head of Ada Hydro-Energy , Strategy & Engineering Consultancy Co. Since 2007