Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, organized by the Association of Municipalities of Turkey in the Municipal Renewable Energy and Smart Practices participating in the meeting via video conference theme found in various reviews. In his speech, Minister Dönmez stated that modern economies are leaving the conventional understanding of production and consumption behind and that energy efficiency is becoming more and more prominent. Energy efficiency of the world in many parts of Dönmez Fatih stressed that a very important source acknowledged, noting that energy efficiency in Turkey been seen as a source of energy in social perception, pointed to the need to raise awareness on this issue.
Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez stated that concepts such as renewable energy, climate change, global warming and environmental technologies force humanity to transition to a new energy order and said:
“There is almost no such thing as waste or disposable in today’s world. We are experiencing reassessment processes. With a circular logic, we are looking for ways to use resources more responsibly, and to use less energy and generate more added value with a system that is sustainable and extends the product life. “
Energy efficiency in the center
Energy efficiency, developing new energy order emphasizing that the Minister of Energy at the heart does not return, the amount of savings derived from energy efficiency in 2017-2019 years in Turkey has announced that approached $ 1 billion. Stating that local governments are among the most important stakeholders in applications for more efficient use of energy, Dönmez stated that the efforts of the municipalities on this issue have an important share in the savings achieved in this field.
Municipalities should be role models
Noting that Turkey can not start living within the limits of provincial and district municipalities of more than 90 percent of the population, “while more than three quarters of our population residing within the boundaries of metropolitan municipalities. Therefore, we want local governments to be social role models in managing energy costs ”.
Consumer who produces and stores
Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez also mentioned the consumers who produce their own electricity, which are sometimes referred to as ‘derivatives’ in the sector, and said:
“Producing what we call the consumer, we want to spread all over Turkey of local governments producing its own electricity and stores. We expect the solar power plant applications such as roofs to become widespread in the coming days. Our legislation was renewed last year and now the upper limit in unlicensed generation has been increased up to the electricity connection power of the institutions. Now, institutions can build capacity based on renewable energy sources up to electrical power. Local governments can also sell self-consumption surplus according to electricity connection power and thus have the opportunity to earn additional income.
Irrigation electricity should be taken from the sun
Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez also drew attention to the high costs of agricultural irrigation. Dönmez emphasized that solar power plants can play an important role in reducing agricultural irrigation costs and stated that this method should be emphasized in the agricultural sector.
Inefficient tools raise the bill
Turkey’s industry, normally in other areas of agriculture and manufacturing according to each unit of the product developed countries does not start Fatih indicating that produced by spending more energy, “Housing in heating, cooling, our basic needs such as lighting We welcome paying more money because of inefficient appliances and equipment. Are we rich enough to waste our resources so much? ” he spoke.
Municipalities can obtain electricity supplier license
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said that municipalities can use their free consumer rights to obtain electricity from the supply company they want at a price lower than the regulated tariffs issued by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA). Minister Dönmez also noted that the municipalities could hold auction tenders for cheaper electricity supply.
Setting up your own supply company
Fatih Dönmez stated that they can establish their own electricity supply company, albeit on a small scale, depending on the size of the electrical energy needed by local governments and said: “Our municipalities can operate in the wholesale electricity market by obtaining an electricity supply license from EMRA. It can supply electricity. These licenses can also create the opportunity to be here for a different trading center in Turkey. Our local governments will be able to register their own meters in their portfolio and provide electricity under more favorable conditions by having the opportunity to meet their needs directly from EPİAŞ. “
We must reduce our energy density
Turkey’s energy intensity Germany, as well as the OECD average of developed countries such as Japan does not start on the Minister pointed out that “we aim to become one of the world’s 10 largest economies. “So we have to bring our energy intensity to the level of the most competitive countries, and even below.”
Efficiency is cheaper than building a power plant
Energy Minister Dönmez said that each 1-point increase in the share of domestic and renewable resources in energy consumption contributes 100 million dollars to the national economy annually. Dönmez said, “We have an instrument such as energy efficiency where commercial investment is much lower than facility investment and its return is much greater. That’s why our priority is to make the best use of what we have ”.
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