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ENERGY POLICY OF TURKEY 1 04/24/2014. Contents 1.Towards a Sustainable Future 2.Country Profile 3.Renewable Energy Policy 4.Energy Efficiency Policy 5.Environmental.

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1 ENERGY POLICY OF TURKEY 1 04/24/2014

2 Contents 1.Towards a Sustainable Future 2.Country Profile 3.Renewable Energy Policy 4.Energy Efficiency Policy 5.Environmental Policy 6.Energy R&D and Investments 7.Turkey’s Foreign Relations in the Energy Issues 8.Critique and Recommendations 2 04/24/2014

3 Towards a Sustainable Future Where does Turkey stand in the sustainable world? 3 04/24/2014

4 Country Profile  The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR)  Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)  The Electrical Power Resources Survey and Development Administration (EIE) of MENR 4 04/24/2014

5 Country Profile In 2013, total energy production was GWh, 52727GWh of which were from renewable sources and GWh from fossil fuels. 5 04/24/2014

6 Country Profile Turkey does not possess huge fossil fuel reserves. Excluding lignite; coal, oil and natural gas reserves in the country are few and far from being able to meet the projected domestic demand. 6 04/24/2014 SourcesApparentProbablyPossibleTotal Hard coal Lignite Asphaltite Bituminous schist Oil 36-- Natural gas 8.8--

7 Country Profile However, Turkey has substantial reserves of renewable energy sources.  Hydropower: Turkey has a gross annual hydro potential of 433,000 GWh. Meets 37% of the electricity demand currently.  Biomass: The total recoverable bioenergy potential is estimated to be about mtoe.  Geothermal: 31,500 MW of geothermal energy potential is estimated for direct use in thermal applications while the total geothermal electricity production potential of Turkey is estimated as 2000 MWe. 7th in the world. 7 04/24/2014

8 Country Profile  Solar: The yearly average solar radiation is 3.6 kWh/m2 day, and the total yearly radiation period is approximately 7.2 hours/day. 8 04/24/2014

9 Country Profile  Wind: There are a number of regions in Turkey with relatively high wind speeds. It is estimated that Turkey could install a wind capacity of 100,000 MW of electricity. 9 04/24/2014

10 Renewable Energy Policy By 2023, Turkish Government plans to increase the share of renewable resources in electricity generation to be at least 30%. Vision 2023 Programme:  Increase wind power capacity to 20000MW  Geothermal and solar power capacities to 600MW  Use 100% of hydroelectric potential  Start three nuclear power plants  Smart grid integration  Increase total funding (public and private) for all R&D to 2% of GDP 10 04/24/2014

11 Renewable Energy Policy In order to promote renewable energy generation, Turkish government has passed “renewable energy laws” in Following incentives are introduced to support prospective renewable energy producer:  Feed-in Tariffs  Purchase Guarantee  Connection Priority to the Grid  Reduced License Fees  License exemption from renewable energy plants with less than 1MW capacity /24/2014

12 Renewable Energy Policy Prices for Renewable Energy Production: 12 04/24/2014 Facility Type Based on RE Sources Prices to be applied (USD cent/kWh) Incentive for domestic production (USD cent/kWh) Hydroelectric power to 1.3 Wind energy to 1.3 Geothermal energy to 1.3 Biomass production to 2.0 Solar energy to 3.5

13 Energy Efficiency Policy The 2007 law aims to reduce energy intensity by 15% by The law has four pillars:  Administrative structure and tasks for delivering energy efficiency services across sectors  Training and awareness  Penalties for misconduct  Incentives to increase energy efficiency 13 04/24/2014

14 Energy Efficiency Policy  Buildings: Energy performance certificates, energy audits, annual performance reports  Appliances: Mandatory energy labelling of domestic appliances, energy performance standards  Industry: Improving efficiency of power plants, transmission, distribution and public lighting; investment support for energy efficiency projects; energy managers and energy units; mandatory energy efficiency reports  Transport: Use of fuel efficient cars, cash-for-clunkers incentive to remove in-efficient vehicles, increasing road and railway networks.  Public Awareness: Schools, media 14 04/24/2014

15 Environmental Policy  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2004  Has been a party to the Kyoto Protocol since 2009  Passed environmental laws to set emission standards for industry and power plants /24/2014

16 Energy R&D and Investments  Turkey produces twice of the electricity it did 10 years ago.  100 new power plants, 70% of which are renewable, have begun to operate in the first half of 2013, an indicator of the fast growth in energy sector.  Since 2004, public spending on energy R&D has increased to reach USD 7.5 million in 2008: Out of that total, USD 3 million was spent on fossil fuels projects, USD 1.9 million on renewable energy and USD 1.4 million on hydrogen and fuel cells. There are no comprehensive data on private sector spending on energy R&D. Public spending on R&D is expected to continue to grow, as the Vision 2023 Program, which contains several energy R&D priorities, is supported by an increase in financing /24/2014

17 Energy R&D and Investments Compared to other developed countries, public funding for energy R&D remains low in Turkey /24/2014

18 Energy R&D and Investments While sustaining the growth, the country puts forth an effort to improve its’ technology. Turkey has several government institutions to manage science and research activities. The highest level decisions on science and research policy are made by:  Grand National Assembly of Turkey  Council of Ministers  State Planning Organization (DPT)  Supreme Council of Science and Technology (BTYK)  Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) DPT and TUBITAK are the two main responsible institutions regarding the science and research policy development process /24/2014

19 Energy R&D and Investments The following government bodies provide funding or financial incentives for R&D:  The ministry of Finance provides tax reduction for the R&D expenditures of private firms by a ratio of 40%.  TUBITAK provides grant funds for the private sector and the universities  The Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV) provides soft loans for R&D projects in the private sector in the fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and cleaner energy production. TTGV has a new program for commercialization of advanced technologies  The under-secretariat of Foreign Trade (DTM) provides grant funds for the private sector. The support is on project base.  The Ministry of Industry and Trade, through its bounded institution KOSGEB, provides funds for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources provides funding for energy related R&D projects within its ENAR Program.  The Credit Guarantee Fund (KGF) provides guarantees on loans to SMEs for facilitating risk-sharing and lending among Turkish banks /24/2014

20 Energy R&D and Investments Universities: Clean energy is a very active research topic in Turkish Universities. Turkey is ranked 13th in number of published clean energy R&D papers while ranked 4th in specialization index and scientific impact /24/2014

21 Energy R&D and Investments Research projects are supported by:  TUBITAK Funds  DPT Funds  Individual Funds The largest such infrastructures are:  Solar Energy Research Centre at the Middle East Technical University  Solar Energy Institute of the Ege University.  Lignite R&D Lab at the Gazi University  Solar Energy Laboratory at the Harran University  Hydro Electric Power Research Laboratory at the Istanbul Technical University  Hydrogen Production Technologies Laboratory at the Bogazici University 21 04/24/2014

22 Energy R&D and Investments International R&D collaborations:  Bilateral agreements with 19 countries to-cooperate in the field of science and technology.  Participation in R&D projects under the sixth and seventh EU Framework Programs for Research and Technological Development (FP6 and FP7). TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre’s Energy Institution participates in:  MC-WAP(FP6): Molten-Carbonate Fuel Cells for Water Borne applications  MCFC-CONTEX: Effects of contaminants in biogenous fuels on MCFC catalyst and stack component degradation and lifetime and extraction strategies,  TYGRE(FP7): High added value materials from waste tyre gasification residues,  EPHESTUS (FP7): Enhanced energy production of heat and electricity by a combined solar thermionic-thermoelectric unit system /24/2014

23 Energy R&D and Investments Current Projects and Investments by Sector:  Hydropower: Recently 600 new small-scale hydroelectric power plants are being constructed. 15,400MWe production is aimed via the operation of these plants, equal to the 1/4 of electricity production all over the country.  Solar: In 2013, construction of a 500KW PV power plant has begun. This will be the largest PV plant installed in Turkey. In the same year, the country’s first rooftop solar power stations began to operate having capacities 1.15MW, 2.3MW respectively.  Wind: In 2013, OSTIM, announced MILRES project to design and produce Turkey’s first wind turbine. Currently, 9 new wind farms, 490MW capacity in total, are being constructed by a number of private companies /24/2014

24 Energy R&D and Investments  Geothermal Energy: One of the biggest private companies in energy sector in Turkey, Zorlu Group, has a growing interest in Geothermal Energy and has been working on building a 45MWe geothermal power plant in Alaşehir, Turkey.  Nuclear Energy: In year 2010, an agreement between Turkey and Russia has been signed in order to build a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, Turkey. The plant will start operating by In 2013, an agreement between Republic of Turkey and Japan has been signed in order to build a Nuclear Power plant in Sinop, Turkey.  Electric Vehicles: Minister of Science, Industry and Technology stated that, in 2013, TUBITAK will grant money and R&D support for EV research projects to companies and universities. Accepted projects have already been started and are due The government aims to have companies begun production of EV’s or EV components by this year /24/2014

25 Energy R&D and Investments  Energy Transfer: Nabucco-West Pipeline Project, is a proposed natural gas pipeline from the Turkey to Austria to be completed in TANAP will transfer natural gas from Azerbaijan through Turkey to Europe. It is to be completed in 2018 as well /24/2014

26 Foreign Relations in the Energy Issues Geographical proximity to the 70% of the world’s proven energy resources gives Turkey a place on the game board of energy politics. Turkey’s international energy policy is based on:  Having regional and global influence in the area of energy.  An energy hub and terminal for oil and gas flowing from the Caspian Basin and Middle East to world markets /24/2014

27 Foreign Relations in the Energy Issues Turkey and EU:  Energy pipelines are prominent indicators for future prospects for Turkey and the EU.  The projections show that the EU’s dependency rate on gas will be 70% by 2020 compared to that rate of 40% in  Being highly dependent on the imported natural gas, the EU has decided to take action to overcome this energy dependency through secured and diversified external energy lines.  In this respect, Turkey’s closeness to the most important gas fields of Central Asia, the Persian Gulf, Iran and Russia has made Turkish option as one of the most attractive gateways for the “fourth artery” of the EU’s energy supply.  TAP, TANAP, Nabucco West Pipelines 27 04/24/2014

28 Foreign Relations in the Energy Issues Turkey and Russia:  Economic relationship, a growing trade ties particularly in energy sector  Turkey imports more than half its gas consumption from Russia (2nd importer)  Russian exports to Turkey were nearly 23 billion USD, of which 17.9 Billion USD related to fossil fuels.  Bilateral meetings between on various economic projects, particularly relating to energy.  A growing number of major projects (such as the Turkish nuclear program and Blue Stream Pipeline)  Each in their own way have factored the idea of diversifying foreign economic relations into their strategic plans /24/2014

29 Foreign Relations in the Energy Issues Water Issues:  Turkey’s Dams on Euphrates and Tigris rivers have brought huge strain to relationships with Iraq and Syria for decades.  New dam construction on Kura River has created new problems with another neighbor, Georgia /24/2014

30 Critique and Recommendations The developments in energy sector in the past 10 years has been quite impressive yet there are still big obstacles on the way. Turkish government set a goal to observe 30% of the country’s energy from renewable energy sources, the current measures are not ample enough to support such growth. Recommendations:  Renewable energy policy must be re-arranged to attract producers, pricing and incentives must be regulated.  Improving the grid should be done simultaneously with renewable energy investments  More government support for geothermal and biogas investors 30 04/24/2014

31 Critique and Recommendations The hydropower and nuclear energy policies need a major revision, the fast growth with such technologies will only bring short term success. Sustainability of the environment should be the priority and the starting point of all development plans. Recommendations:  Cancellation of all nuclear programs or a plebiscite  Cancellation of hydropower plant constructions  Stronger environmental laws and policies  Increasing public awareness 31 04/24/2014

32 Critique and Recommendations Biggest burden on Turkish economy is dependence on fossil fuels especially in transportation. However, there’s no comprehensive planning to reduce this dependence. Recommendations:  Instead of inclining towards the conventional automotive technologies, Turkey should direct this flow into the way of producing alternative vehicle technologies like fuel cell, biogas and electric vehicles.  Sub-industries that produce car parts should be supported more  Laws and taxation to encourage customers to buy EV’s must be re- arranged simultaneously with production.  A bigger and a better public transportation service  Increase of railroad network capacity, high speed trains 32 04/24/2014

33 Critique and Recommendations Reforms and political stability during the past 10 years have proven their positive affects on Turkey’s energy sector. In order to keep the development at this pace, it is essential for the country to maintain a balance in internal and external politics. Solutions to problems with neighbors, continuity of negotiations for Turkey’s accession to EU, mutual economic partnership with Russia are all vital to achieve an optimum result. Recommendations:  Sustaining the political stability and economic growth  Carrying out reforms to harmonize with EU criterias  Avoiding a greater level of dependence to Russia  Turkish investments to underdeveloped countries  Collaboration with neighbors 33 04/24/2014

34 Critique and Recommendations Turkey does not have natural resources to generate large incomes thus the best solution lies in successful R&D strategies. In some sense, this is the only way to the ultimate success. Developed nations have ascended to the highest level of civilization through successful technological developments. If Turkey can achieve developing its’ own energy technology further into a state of creating world class energy companies, then with successful marketing strategies it can become a global player. Recommendations:  A comprehensive R&D strategy with specific plans  A higher share of GDP must be spared for R&D expenditure  More funding for training specialized personnel 34 04/24/2014


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