Legal and technical frameworks: This work package focuses on knowledge sharing and capacity building and is intended to enable the government and political institutions to deal effectively with issues relating to the promotion of, and to obstacles to, the use of renewable energies (primarily solar, wind, small-scale hydropower, biogas and geothermal) in power generation. This involves the development of solutions and strategies that can be integrated into national development goals. The institutions concerned will be able to create optimised frameworks for the use of renewable energies and monitor the results. The acquired knowledge can be applied on this basis, so that permanent frameworks that are adapted to the market and to future developments can be established for the wide-scale use of renewable energies for electricity generation and climate change mitigation.

Technological cooperation and market integration: This work package aims to establish partnerships and networks in Turkey’s renewable energy sector and empower stakeholders from politics, business and civil society to develop their own positions. The institutions receiving advice will thus gain the know-how and contacts they need to implement successful RE projects on a broader scale. The implementation and transfer of this acquired knowledge and the establishment of partnerships based on the new contacts will lead to a qualitative dialogue on various RE topics and support implementation of future-oriented RE projects.

Knowledge partnerships for the integration of renewables into the grid: This work package supports knowledge sharing on the opportunities for, and obstacles to, the grid integration of renewable energies. The participating institutions acquire the knowledge they need to establish frameworks for the sustainable and beneficial integration of increasing volumes of renewable-generated electricity into the grid. The implementation of these policies and strategies will result in the seamless integration of larger quantities of clean energy into the grid, thereby cutting emissions and mitigating climate change.


In order to enhance the discussion on renewable energy legislation in Turkey the relevant German legislation and technical norms were translated into Turkish. Furthermore a Comparative Analysis was conducted to identify the key differences in policy. This should help to support administrative processes as well as subordinate regulations to the existing law.

Support schemes vary from country to country and the focus which is set by the local administration. To strengthen policy processes the impact needs to be considered. Therefore a training on concepts of Impact Analysis regarding RE support mechanisms was organized. A compiled Scoping Document is advising how to successfully implement a monitoring system for support schemes to help policy makers in their considerations.

As a direct monitoring measure of the successes regarding biogas investments, a seminar on investments into this technology was organized to give a platform to the discussion of players in this sector. To further define both chances and constraints a Needs Analysis was drafted to collect experiences and elaborate the necessary steps to further strengthen investments in this field.

In several of our conducted reports technical grid-connection emerged as one of the key challenges for integration of renewable energies to the Turkish grid. After an assessment of the needs a training on the wind and photovoltaic integration into power systems was conducted. [adressor?] A following training organized by ? focused on the methodology to determine the total connectable capacity of renewable energies and resulted in a technical report.

As global coordination and exchange is also relevant to the sustainability of the project, the team attendend both GIZ “Renewable Energy Weeks” in 2014 and 2015. Another international event has been the IRENA General Assembly in January 2017.