Ilısu Dam and HEPP, investigation of alternative solutions

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2010
Yalçın, Emrah
This study is an assessment of a hydraulic solution not only rescues Hasankeyf with countless ancient monuments from inundation but also supplies the foreseen energy production of the Ilisu Dam and HEPP Project. An alternative composed of five dams on the Tigris River and its branches was developed as a result of the conducted hydro-meteorological, water potential, flood analysis and optimization studies considering the topographical and geological characteristics of the proposed dam locations. While there is a 27 percent decrease in the overall reservoir area compared to the existing project, 4426.1 hm3 of water can be stored in these dams with a fill volume of 14.8 hm3. Over this storage, determined according to the maximum water levels designated by considering the upstream schemes developed by General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works (DSI), General Directorate of Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration (EIE) and incorporated companies according to Law No.4628, a volume of 3634.4 hm3 can be used as active storage. In the fully developed upstream stage, according to the conducted consecutive operation studies, while the existing project has an energy production capacity of 3094.3 GWh/year, the proposed project is capable of providing 3139.1 GWh/year with a smaller installed power although there is a slight decrease in the produced firm energy.

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E. Yalçın, “Ilısu Dam and HEPP, investigation of alternative solutions,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2010.