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Energy and the Environment, 1999

ISSN:
1-56700-127-0 (Print)

THE EFFECTS OF MINING METHODS AND COAL QUALITY ON POWER GENERATION COST IN TURKEY

Z. Dogan
Coal and Mineral Processing Section, ITU Mining Faculty, Istanbul Turkey

G. Onal
Coal and Mineral Processing Section, ITU Mining Faculty, Istanbul Turkey

O. Unver
Turkish Coal Enterprise, Ankara-Turkey

Abstract

In this paper, the emphasis was given on coal as being the most important energy raw material in Turkey. The additional electricity can be produced by improving the low capacity utilization rate of thermal power plants. An evaluation has been made for the purpose of classification of coal fields on economic feasibility basis with respect to the power plant development by considering the possible operational costs for electricity generation [1].