Turkey: Kick-off meeting 2021

The devel­op­ment of elec­tric­i­ty prices and indus­try com­pet­i­tive­ness through renew­able pow­er gen­er­a­tion in Turkey was in the spot­light of the COBENEFITS online kick-off meet­ing. On the 10th of May 2021, the COBENEFITS project host­ed the meet­ing for the upcom­ing 2021 assess­ment series.

The assess­ment aims to inves­ti­gate the impacts of increased shares of renew­able ener­gy sources in Turkey’s pow­er sec­tor on the indus­tri­al sec­tors and the com­pet­i­tive­ness of Turkey’s econ­o­my. The whole report is expect­ed to be pub­lished with­in this year.

The project team, con­sist­ing of IASS, UfU, IET and IPC mem­bers, and the con­trac­tor EPRA came togeth­er to dis­cuss the objec­tives of the study and the method­olog­i­cal approach­es of the research, work pack­ages and the timeline.

Based on con­sul­ta­tions with the inter-min­is­te­r­i­al COBENEFITS Coun­cil Turkey, the devel­op­ment of elec­tric­i­ty prices for indus­tri­al con­sumers and indus­try com­pet­i­tive­ness through renew­able pow­er gen­er­a­tion in Turkey has been iden­ti­fied as a pri­or­i­ty assess­ment top­ic for the 2021 assess­ment series.

In a first assess­ment series (2018−2020), the COBENEFITS project in Turkey, has already quan­ti­fied the socio-eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits relat­ed to renew­able ener­gy deploy­ment in the elec­tric­i­ty sec­tor with an out­look towards 2030. The ear­li­er reports focused on fol­low­ing main top­ics: employ­ment, indus­tri­al devel­op­ment, ener­gy sup­ply secu­ri­ty, air qual­i­ty, and peo­ple’s health costs.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on the Turkey assess­ment series: