Turkey is a rapidly developing country, and for this reason it's need of energy has been increasing in the same way. İt has been necessary to find urgent solutions in means of energy shortage due to exterior dependence on source energy. In order to reduce the energy shortage, while the energy production from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy is being tried to expanded, the ways of larger utilization from sources such as coal and the water are being researched. In recent years, constructing river type hpp has come into prominence as the energy production by building dams over streams is expensive and the harmfull effects of those dams on the eco-systems, especially at deltas are proved. However, most of these projects the number of which is increasing day by day, unfortunately cause irreversible enviromental problems. In this study, the ecological and social problems has been caused by hepp projects and the potential ones are tried to be discussed on the example of Ayancık HEPP.
Ayancik, Hydroelectric Power Plant, River type power plant, Enviromental effect, Renewable energy,