Turkey: COBENEFITS council meeting

Around 20 dis­tin­guished par­tic­i­pants rep­re­sent­ing five min­istries (six dif­fer­ent depart­ments) with stakes in the Turk­ish ener­gy tran­si­tion dis­cussed the direc­tion of the sec­ond phase of the COBENEFITS Project in the COBENEFITS Coun­cil Turkey, on the 17.11.20.

Par­tic­i­pants wel­comed the results of the pro­jec­t’s first phase pre­sent­ed by the project team. Sub­se­quent­ly par­tic­i­pants shared their respec­tive min­istries views on the cur­rent sta­tus of the ener­gy tran­si­tion, chal­lenges ahead and need for fur­ther research to back up polit­i­cal deci­sion mak­ing. Fur­ther endeav­ours for local­iza­tion of tech­nol­o­gy devel­op­ment and man­u­fac­tur­ing of renew­able equip­ment was one of the empha­sized top­ics. But also pos­si­ble resilience effects for the econ­o­my and the flex­i­bil­i­ty options to inte­grate a high share of RE were dis­cussed. In addi­tion, cer­tain sub­jects, such as the Co-Ben­e­fits con­nect­ed to the cur­rent deficit and impacts of the EU Green Deal on indus­try and elec­tri­fi­ca­tion of trans­port are under­lined. The project team will devel­op a research plan from the sug­ges­tions and pub­lish a call for ten­der for real­iz­ing those assess­ments at a lat­er stage of the project