Municipalities and universities consist of an important share of energy consumption in the public sector with their massive campuses and services. Development of energy efficient technologies and increasing the share of RE production in their facilities, buildings and campuses bear a significant potential for a less energy intensive and a more decarbonized public sector and services in Turkey.
On the other hand, increasing green energy investments in municipalities and universities will be a key facilitator for the public in general and also will enhance the visibility and awareness of RE and EE.
Accordingly, the overall objective of the project is to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in line with the EU’s resource efficiency.
To achieve the overall objective and purposes of this contract, the project activities are designed under four main components:
Turkey’s energy import dependency has been increasing in parallel with the growing economy and energy demand. As a result of high growth rates, Turkey has an average 7-8 % increase in energy demand as the biggest in Europe and second biggest in the world after China.
(as of the end of 2017)
Total installed capacity by 2017
(more than doubled since 2003 – 35,587 GW)
Ratio of installed capacity based on domestic resources compared to installed capacity run by a diversified portfolio of imports.
Ratio of the installed domestic capacity based on renewable resources
(which corresponds to around 37.5 GW)
Ratio of renewable resources came from hydropower
Electricity generateion share by thermal power plants
Electricity generation share by diverse renewable resources
(19.9% hydro, 5.8% wind, 3.6% other renewable sources)
The electricity generation share of natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by November 2017
(%46.5 by 2010)
Electricity consumption of Turkey in 2017
The share of private sector in terms of electricity as of N0vembver 2017
(76% in terms of installed capacity)
Primary energy supply in 2016
(136.229 TEP in 2013)
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in 2016
(438.8 in 2013)
Turkey’s primary energy intensity was decreased by 23.1% in 2015 compared to 2000 while final energy intensity in 2015 was decreased by 15% compared to 2000.
For a Sustainable Energy Sector
The rapid growth in energy demand has required Turkey to take concrete actions in order to increase energy efficiency (EE), decrease GHG emissions, foster security of supply and to create a sustainable energy sector and efficiently functioning liberal energy market. Moreover, the transformation of the existing production structure is targeted via reducing import dependency and increasing the innovation capacity of the private sector. For this purpose, several legal and institutional reforms were initiated and are still being implemented. In this context, enhancement of the sectors of EE and Renewable Energy (RE) markets, complemented with the use of innovative technologies are among the highest priorities of Turkey’s energy policy and strategies.
Project Objectives and Expected Outputs
The overall objective of this Project is defined by the ToR as “to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in line with the EU’s resource efficiency” while the Project purpose is defined as “to enhance the capacity of the municipalities and universities in relation to renewable energy and energy efficiency”.
The results expected to be achieved at the end of the project’s implementation period:
The main target groups of the Project is defined as the staff of MENR and DGEA, municipalities (including related staff such as energy managers) and universities (including institutes/research centres/vocational schools of higher education/technical high schools) and their personnel/academic staff/students.
|Description||Institution / Organization||Comments|
|Lead Institution||Directorate General of Foreign Relations (DGFR) – MENR||The Lead Institution is responsible for programming and monitoring of actions in the relevant sector.|
|End-Beneficiaries||DGEA and DEEE (MENR)||DGEA and DEEE collectively represent the MENR|
|Main Target Groups||Staff of MENR, Universities and Municipalities||The term “Universities” covers institutes, research centres, vocational schools of higher education and technical high schools.|
|Main Stakeholders||Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT)||UMT, jointly with MENR, represent the focal point for municipalities. According to ToR, selection of municipalities shall be under “guidance and supervision” of UMT.|
|Council of Higher Education (CoHE)||Focal point for universities, institutes and research centres.|
|Ministry of National Education (MoNE))||Focal point for vocational schools of higher education and high technical schools.|
To achieve the overall objective of this Project, activities to be accomplished are designed under four main components:
Head of Department, General Directorate of Energy Affairs
Murat Ersin Şahin
Head of Department of Promotion, Education and Audit,
Department of Energy Efficiency and Environment
Başak İşbir Karaman
Mehtap Bahadır Kayhan
Key Expert 2
Energy Efficiency Expert
Renewable Energy Expert
First Component Coordinator