In order to ensure the sustainable development and social welfare of our country, it needs to meet the increasing energy demand. Although our country is not a self-sufficient country despite its current energy resources, it can be stated that it is lucky to have a strategic geographic location in terms of energy potential compared to many countries. The need for energy in our country, which has been developing rapidly in recent years, is evident how effective and efficient use of available energy resources should be. For this reason, the current energy sources and the current situation in Mersin have been investigated. It is understood that the biggest share of renewable energy sources of Mersin is composed of hydroelectric power plants with an installed capacity of 569,48 MW. However, although there is a great potential in wind and solar energy of Mersin province, it was determined that the amount of installed power of wind and solar power was 123 MW and 33.88 MW respectively. Due to the intense solar radiation and wind speed in Mersin province, it is concluded that more solar and wind power plants should be established. This requires our government to support the private sector for the establishment of solar and wind power plants in Mersin.
Energy Resources in Mersin