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Entering crucial stage of bilateral Danish-Turkish energy cooperation

The steering committee of the strategic sector cooperation on energy between Danish and Turkish national authorities gathered recently to discuss the progress and agreed upon planned future activities. The title of this on-going project is Efficient and Low Carbon Supply of Heating and Cooling and is building on the world-leading Danish experience within district energy and renewable energy transition.

During the steering committee meeting, it was clear that the progress of the project is excellent and the future potential likewise. The work on the draft Heat Supply Act as well as on a legal gap analysis, cost-benefit analysis and other is full underway. The meeting was led by the Danish Ambassador to Turkey, Svend Olling and General Director of the General Directorate of Renewable Energy, Dr. Oğuz Can.


Project experts from the Turkish Ministry Energy and Natural Resources and Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate are working together with input from project members and observers including institutions such as the Prime Ministry Housing Development Administration (TOKİ), the Turkish Energy Regulatory Authority (EMRA), the Turkish Ministry of Development, Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, the Turkish Cogeneration & Clean Energy Technologies Association (TÜRKOTED), the Union of Municipalities of Turkey with Geothermal Resources (JKBB) and the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (TBB).


The next months of this project are crucial leading to the planned completion of the Turkish draft Heat Supply Act and related underlying documents and analysis submitted for hearings among public institutions and associations. Following this, heat mappings are scheduled to be initiated and completed by the end of 2018.


All the described activities and milestones are carried out by the project management team consisting of Danish and Turkish energy experts and facilitated by the Royal Danish Embassy in Ankara. The current phase of the so-called SSC project is scheduled to expire at the end of 2019.


In case of related questions, please contact either sector counsellor Dennis Holte Skov-Albertsen (denalb@um.dk) or project coordinator Fatma Alay (fatmal@um.dk)