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Electricity consumption per capita, known as an indicator of development, has been   2,162 kWh in Turkey in 2009 according to the TurkStat data, in developed countries, this value is 8900 kWh. With 2,329 kWh per capita energy consumption, Gaziantep of TRC1 Region is above Turkey’s average.

 

According to the distribution of electricity consumption map of Turkey  on the province basis,  Gaziantep is located in the group that consume the most electricity.

 

The sectoral distribution of electricity consumption in Gaziantep

 

Gaziantep 

TRC1 

Turkey

Official Apartment

  55.135 

  91.196 

7.344.252 

Industrial Property

 2.369.587 

 2.829.091 

74.850.263 

Trading Establishment

  341.249

  405.426

 23.903.332

Dwelling

  675.885

902.234

39.583.598

Agricultural Irrigation

  87.447

  151.498

 4.730.976

Street Lighting

113.815

127.988

3.970.228

Other

  224.563

  311.622

7.564.880

Total Consumption

 3.867.680

 4.819.056

161.947.528

Source: TurkStat

 

Analyzing changes in electricity consumption over the years in TRC1 Region,  it is seen that Gaziantep's energy consumption increased by 38.2% between the years 2003 and 2008. TRC1 region's increase in electricity consumption between the same period was 44.9%. Although, The percent increase in Gaziantep is less than the other provinces in TRC1 region,  it does stil rank first in total electricity consumption.

 

The lion's share of total energy consumption in TRC1 Region goes to industrial uses. Here, being an industrial city, Gaziantep energy consumption leaps out.

 

The only power plant in TRC1 region is Karkamış Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP). Apart from this, there are irrigation dam.

Karkamış HPP and Some Technical Information.

 The dam location

Gaziantep

 River

 River Euphrates

Objective

Energy + Flood Control

 Construction year (start-finish)

1996 - 2000

 Body Filler Type

Zonlu Dolgu

 Body Volume

2,10 hm3

Height (from River Bed)

 21,2 m

 Reservoir volume at normal water surface elevation

157 hm3

 Lake Area In Normal Water Surface Elevation

28,4 km2

Power

189 MW

 Annual Production

653 GWh

 

TRC1 Region is one of the regions with the highest solar energy potential in Turkey. Average solar radiation level is 1600-1700kWh/m2-year . The region, in terms of total sunshine hours, is above Turkey average. Solar energy is utilized slightly by means of  water heating systems using solar energy.

 

 

MINING 

Mining sector in TRC1 region has been analyzed at provincial level, Mineral Research and Exploration Institute (MTA) data were used in order to make analyzes. Province of Gaziantep is not developed in terms of mining . However, the mineral reserve is found in some parts of the city. In some areas of Şahinbey district, the western part of the city, there is manganese reserve. Islahiye District has iron and chromium ore bed, while chrome ore bed is available in Nurdağı District. Bauxite reserves has been detected in some parts of Islahiye District. Many regions reserve has not been worthy financially to process as it is thought to be insufficient. In the province, mining industry (cement raw material, clay, lime, quarry) are available. Energy mines in the province has not been detected.