The International Hydropower Association released a report entitled 2020 Hydropower Status Report, in which Turkey was ranked as the second largest hydropower producer in Europe.
Turkey’s total hydropower capacity of 28,503 MW accounted for 31 percent of the nation’s entire electrical generation capacity at the end of 2019.
It was highlighted that Turkey enhanced its capacity by 219 MW and was ranked as the top European country in the category of added capacity.
The report also mentions that Ilısu Dam, the first turbine of which was commissioned by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on May 19, 2020, is a ‘milestone’ in Turkey’s hydropower ambitions.
Meanwhile, according to fDi Markets data, Turkey ranked first and had 20 percent share in Europe regarding total FDI inflows into hydropower in the 2003-Q1 2020 period.