Minister Dönmez: We will continue to support TRNC’s energy supply security projects


In Antalya, within the scope of the 11th Turkey Energy Summit, a meeting between the delegations was held with the TRNC Economy and Energy Minister Sunat Atun. In a press release after the meeting, Dönmez pointed out that the transformation in electricity is at the top of the world’s agenda and stated that states are turning to energy systems that are more environmentally friendly and use less fossil fuels.

Noting that they consulted with Minister Atun on the island’s energy transformation program, Dönmez said, “In the first place, we evaluated the conversion of the existing fuel oil power plants on the island to natural gas. Hopefully, LNG will be brought to the island in the projects to be carried out. Industry and tourism facilities, especially electricity generation plants, are also needed. He will have access to this clean energy source he needs.” he said.

Emphasizing that they follow the electric car project in the TRNC with interest, Dönmez said:

“With the inclusion of electric vehicles in the system, the need for electricity will also increase. In the coming years, the island’s electricity supply and demand balance will be reviewed, and capacity increases that can be made in the grid, including increasing the capacity of new production facilities suitable for it, may be on the agenda. The solar energy potential of the island is quite high. “We stated that we can carry out related cooperation activities. We will continue to stand by our compatriots in the TRNC today, hopefully tomorrow, as we did yesterday. We will also continue to support the projects that the island needs for energy supply security.”

Minister Atun also stated that they discussed the issues of ensuring the energy supply security of the TRNC and increasing the existing installed capacity, and said:

“We have received the good news that two electricity generation generators that offer 25 megawatts of diesel and natural gas cycle will be assigned to the TRNC by Turkey. It is very important that we can take some steps together with the world with projects such as Green Cyprus and Zero Carbon Project. We had the opportunity to evaluate these issues. Electric car “There is also a production area of ​​technology in the TRNC. We will cooperate with Turkey on issues such as the planning of the process by our state, the creation of legislation, and the establishment of charging units.”


Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.

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