The General Directorate of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Water and Sewerage Administration (KOSKİ) has completed the Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) located at the entrance of the Potable Water Treatment Facility implemented in Çumra district.
Konya Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Uğur Ibrahim Altay stated that the hydroelectric power plant installed at the entrance of the Potable Water Treatment Facility on the Blue Tunnel Potable Water Transmission Line will be operated by the General Directorate of KOSKİ. He also mentioned that the power plant has an installed capacity of 1.4 megawatts.
Mayor Altay emphasized that within the scope of the hydroelectric power plant project, which has started its trial production, the water taken from the Bağbaşı Dam will be turbine-operated at the HPP to generate electricity. He stated, "The water source for the power plant is the Göksu River. The incoming flows from here are transferred to the Closed Basin of Konya through the Blue Tunnel. The hydroelectric power plant we have installed at the Potable Water Treatment Facility has an installed capacity of 1.4 megawatts. Currently in the trial phase, once all the processes of our power plant are completed, we plan to produce 7 million kilowatts of electricity annually. The facility we have established will operate based on breaking the pressure of the water at the entrance of the potable water treatment facility 24 hours a day."