Keban Dam's electricity generation in Turkey reaches 8 bln KWH

The electricity generation at Turkey's eastern Keban Dam increased to 8 billion kilowatt-hour (KWH) in 2010.

Keban Dam's electricity generation in Turkey reaches 8 bln KWH

The electricity generation at Turkey's eastern Keban Dam increased to 8 billion kilowatt-hour (KWH) in 2010.

With such figures, production at the dam constructed on River Firat (Euphrates) in eastern Elazig province has reached its highest level of the last 22 years, said Tahsin Yazici, director general of the Keban Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant, in an interview with AA on Thursday.

Yazici said the power plant's annual electricity generation capacity was around 6.3 billion KWH, however, Keban's production had reached 7.95 billion KWH thanks to heavy rainfall in Turkey in 2010.

Production at the dam had been around 3.95 billion KWH a year earlier, the official said.

Yazici also noted that generation was expected to reach 7-8 billion KWH in 2011 if the region received a sufficient amount of rainfall.

Keban Dam is a hydroelectric dam in Turkey's east, the first and most upstream of several large-scale dams to be built on the Euphrates by Turkey.

Construction of the dam commenced in 1966 and was completed in 1974. Keban Dam Lake, the reservoir created by Keban Dam, has a surface area of 675 square kilometres and is reputedly the fourth-largest lake in Turkey behind Lake Van, Lake Tuz, and the reservoir created by the Ataturk Dam.


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