UNION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF TURKEY WITH GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES

The Union of Municipalities with Geothermal Resources (JKBB) founded in Kızılcahamam district of Ankara city in 1997 as a governmental organization that have the legal entity. The aim of the Union is to gather the member municipalities that have geothermal resources, increasing the coordination and cooperation between them, providing consultancy service, increasing the awareness of the geothermal energy by organizing education seminars and panel discussions, publishing periodicals and making administrative and juridical works for expanding the use of geothermal energy in different areas. In the Ordinary Meeting of the General Assembly of the Union on April 2016, Yaşar Bahçeci, the mayor of Kırşehir, elected as the president of the Union. The Union has 106 members and the headquarters stated in Ankara.