November 15-16, 2018 All day
Name: Power System Conference
Organizor: CIGRE Turkey NC
Second of the Power System Conference organized by CIGRE Turkish National Committee (CIGRE Turkey) has been done on 15-16 November 2018 in Ankara.
Turkish Electric Power System is one of the biggest system in Europe. It has been integrated to ENTSO-E Continental Europe Synchronous Area (CESA) network since 2010. Total electricity generation installed capacity has exceeded 88 GW as of October 2018. Total length of the transmission lines has reached to 68,000 km. Number of substations at transmission level is around 1200. Electricity generation was 297.3 billion kWh in 2017. Electricity generation has exceeded 300 billion kWh level during last 12 months as of October 2018. Electricity sector in Turkey was restructured following enaction of Electricity Market Law in 2011 and electricity markets have established starting from 2006. Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) is owner and operator of the transmission system. 21 distribution regions are operated by Distribution System Operators. At generation side, there are one stated owned company and many Independent Generation Companies (IPPs) in Turkey. Around 65% of the total electricity generation was done by IPPs in 2017.
The Power System Conference organized by CIGRE Turkish National Committee (CIGRE Turkey) aimed to share knowledge and experience by bring experts from power utilities, private companies and electricity industry as well as academicians from universities has been done with a wide participation in Ankara, Turkey on the dates of 15-16 November 2018.
An invited paper, 30 reviewed papers on various subjects related to the power systems and a panel was included in the conference program.
Conference was started with opening speeches of Bahadir UÇAN (Chairperson of CIGRE Turkey NC Executive Committee) and Prof. Dr. Belgin EMRE TÜRKAY (Chairperson of Conference Science Committee) in the behalf of NC. Afterwards, invited paper on the subject of “Turkish Electricity System: A Technological Overview to the Future” was presented by Prof. Dr. Muammer ERMİŞ (Middle East Technical University-METU), Prof. Dr. Işık ÇADIRCI (Hacettepe University) and Prof. Dr. Özgül SALOR DURNA (Gazi University). On the first day of the conference, 15 papers were also presented within the 3 sessions under the titles of “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation” and “Transformers”.
Detailed information and presentations can be accessed on the conference web site: www.cigreturkiye.org.tr/gsk2018.
The Power System Conference realised with attendance of around 350 participants this year will also continue to be organized in the next years with increasing participation and interest.