Speaker: Mr. Saban Demir, Energy Expert, Energy Market Regulatory Authority – Renewable Energy Division
The purpose of this international meeting which is being organized by IEI to bring together officials, energy experts and senior solar business executives from the Turkey, Europe and beyond. This organization is a unique platform for those interested in the networking and discussing the solar technology and looking for business opportunities in order to participate in the increasing regional and global solar investment industry.
*Please note that the time zone is GMT+1
Webinar Programme (May 9, 2013)
|Opening Remarks by IEI 15:00 – 15:02|
|Session 1(Turkish)||15:02 – 15:30||Şaban Demir, Energy Expert, Energy Market Regulatory Authority||“Turkish Solar Market”|
|Session 2(English)||15:32 – 15:58||Speaker of the Gold Sponsor||“Solar Technology Developments”|
|Closing Remarks by IEI||15:58 – 16:00|
Turkey Solar Market At a Glance
Turkey has huge potential to extend its solar energy capacity. The government’s target is that renewable energy sources will account for 30% of electricity generation by 2023. Renewable energy providers are entitled to a range of incentives, such as priority connection to the national grid, a 99% reduction in initial licensing fees, reductions in other land-related fees and ten-year guaranteed “offtake” prices for energy supplied. In the third paragraph of the Article 3 of the Law No:4628, it is stipulated that the real and legal persons establishing generation facilities based on renewable energy resources with an installed capacity of below 500 kW and micro- cogeneration facilities are not obliged to get license or establish a company. Law No: 5346 named the electricity generated by such persons as “exempted generation” and stipulated that in case such persons give the excess power to the distribution system, they can use the basic tariff support for ten years. The electricity power given to the distribution system should be purchased by the distribution company holding retail license and electricity power purchased within that scope by the related companies shall be deemed as generated within the scope of RES support mechanism and given to the system.