Country profile: Turkey

Summary figures for 2015

The following information is from the NEA publication Nuclear Energy Data, the annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy in OECD member countries.

Number of nuclear power plants connected to the grid
Nuclear electricity generation
(net TWh) 2015
Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
OECD Europe
OECD Total
1 878.7
NEA Total
2 073.9

Country report

Turkey's energy strategy includes two NPPs with a total of eight nuclear reactors to be in operation by 2030 and a third NPP to be under construction by 2023.

For the first NPP project, Russia and Turkey signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) "Construction and Operation of a Nuclear Power Plant at the Akkuyu site" on 12 May 2010, which consists of four reactor units, VVER-1200 AES-2006-type, with each having 1 200 MW installed capacity on the basis of the build, own and operate model. The Akkuyu Project Company revised the "Site Parameters Report" according to the additional information requested by the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) and resubmitted it on 30 December 2015.

For the second NPP project, the IGA with Japan on "Cooperation for Development of Nuclear Power Plants and the Nuclear Power Industry in the Republic of Turkey" has been approved by the Turkish parliament in April 2015. The IGA envisages the construction of four reactor units based on the Areva and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries ATMEA1 reactor-type, each having 1 120 MW installed capacity, at the Sinop site on the basis of the public-private partnership model. The licensing report named "Evaluation of Regulatory Licensing Process" was submitted by Sinop NPP Project Sponsors to TAEK in December 2015 and is currently under revision based on TAEK comments.

The Draft Law on Nuclear Energy, the Draft Law on Third Party Liability in the field of Nuclear Energy in compliance with Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy and the Draft Law for the Accession of "Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management" are planned to be ratified by the Turkish parliament in 2016.

Source: Nuclear Energy Data 2016

Web links

Last reviewed: 21 December 2016