Turkey has significant available potential of renewable energies. Although legislation on the feed-in of renewable energy is already existing for years, there are still challenges in the practical implementation as well as with respect to the attainment of domestic value-added goals. The project aims to build the capacity of Turkish institutions to utilize German and international experience in the renewable energy sector and implement expansion targets on a sustainable basis.
The project is expected to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and improve Turkey’s supply of electricity from sustainable and locally available sources. This will help to protect the climate, increase energy security and strengthen the Turkish economy for the future.
Turkey intends to reduce its dependence on energy imports. The objective of Turkey’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) presented under Directive 2009/28/EC is to establish strategies to promote the development of renewable energy in Turkey.
According to the national targets stated in the National Renewable Energy Action Plan, it is aimed to accelerate the development of renewable energy including the improvement of power system flexibility to integrate a larger share of renewable electricity. Turkey has pledged to develop 30 % of its total installed capacity from renewable sources by 2023. The objective is to add 34 GW of hydropower, 20 GW of wind energy, 5 GW of solar energy, 1 GW of geothermal and 1 GW of biomass. Moreover, it is highly emphasized that another target is to develop an appropriate framework to promote the penetration of distributed generation based on renewable energies.
The executing agency of the technical cooperation component is the Republic of Turkey, Ministry of the Energy and Natural Resources (MoENR). The project cooperates closely with other public and private actors.
The main objective of this project is to help the Turkish institutions to use German and other international experience in the field of renewable energies. The project will empower them to establish an improved environment for energy policy, promote the greater use of renewable energies and sustainably implement Turkey's goals of expanding power generation from renewable energies. Moreover, relevant Turkish institutions will possess the knowledge needed to establish the prerequisites for sustainably and advantageously integrating future growing shares of electricity generated from renewable energies.