Mayor of Buharkent, Turkey, targets geothermal district heating

Pamukören plant, Turkey (source: Verkís)

Mehmet Erol, who accelerated Buharkent’s heating works with geothermal energy and the development of greenhouse cultivation, aims to heat around 4,000 homes with geothermal energy.

The mayor of Buharkent, the district of Aydin with a population of 13,000, has announced his intention to develop geothermal district heating in the regions of Pamukoren and Yore. Infrastructure work should start within a week.

Expressing that Turkey, which ranks first in Europe in terms of geothermal resources, cannot use these resources adequately, Mayor Mehmet Erol said, “We will unite our Buharkent with geothermal energy, which is a resource which will heat our city four times cheaper than natural. gas.” Erol launched the district heating project using geothermal energy.

Mayor Erol made some statements about this: “We are rapidly continuing our work for the future of Buharkent and geothermal energy. Since we consider geothermal energy as a wealth and a value, we want to use it for the benefit of our populations. Due to the geothermal law, we were unable to take advantage of these opportunities.

“With the support of the owners of the resources, despite the metropolitan law, we established Buharjet AS within the municipality to have this opportunity and started working. When we look at energy prices over the last period, we will heat all our surrounding neighborhoods, especially our neighborhood center, with clean geothermal energy, which will save a quarter compared to current energy, natural gas. Not only that, we will also use this cheap energy in our production workplaces, especially in the Organized Industrial Zone. added Mayor Erol.

Source: Yeni Asir via our Turkish language platform JeotermalHaberler

Sharon P. Juarez