The Kalyon-Hanwha consortium is going to install Turkey's biggest solar power plant in Karapinar/Konya. The power plant will supply electricity to more than 600,000 households.

Turkey plans to supply most of its energy needs from domestic resources. For this target, the first auction for renewable energy resources for 1,000 megawatts of installed capacity along with a production factory for photovoltaic equipment, was held in Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The tender was conducted in a reverse auction and the ceiling price per kilowatt hour was set at $0.08.

Four consortiums participated to the tender, and The Kalyon-Hanwha consortium won the tender bid. The consortium will build Turkey’s biggest power plant in Karapinar district of Konya, at cost of $0.0699 per kilowatt hour.

Another tender will be held in wind energy too

In addition Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak said, “It is the day of revolution for Turkey's energy sector.  In the coming upcoming months, we will have a similar tender in wind energy. This project is a crucial turning point for our strategy. Overall four companies participated in today's tender. Obviously, the result of this revolutionary tender was a testimony to the beginning of a process in which energy will be exported to both Turkey and the region”

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Angel Hernandez, Chairman of the Promotion Working Group of Prime, says, in order to provide more qualified electricity service to the customers, standards must be used.

ELDER - Association of Electricity Distribution System Operators and Prime organized “Smart Meter Standardization Workshop” in Ankara, with the presence of Turkish DSOs, regulator and industry. Uğur Yüksel, General Secretary of ELDER, stated that in “Turkey’s Roadmap for Transition to Smart Grids Project” (TAS2023), smart meters have a significant importance. 

Standards must be used in energy industry

Angel Hernandez, Chairman of the Promotion Working Group of Prime, underlined the significance of standardization in smart meters. He said, “In order to provide more qualified electricity service to the customers, standardization must be used in the energy sector. Countries around the world focus in smart meters more and more everyday. For this reason we emphasize the importance of standardization.”

TAS2023: Major milestone in the sector

Under the presidency of Republic of Turkey Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) and with the coordination of ELDER, “Turkey’s Roadmap for Transition to Smart Grids Project” (TAS2023) is being developed by the DSOs in Turkey. With this project, the transformation journey of the sector for over the last decade is getting ready to pass another major milestone. 

On TAS2023 project, road map for transition to smart grids will be designed accordingly. Within the scope of this project, current knowledge of sector will be considered as a major project input with benefitting electricity distribution companies conducted R&D outputs subject to Smart Grid supported by EMRA. The project is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2017.”

Benchmarking Methods in the Regulation of Electricity Distribution System Operators
By: Karel Janda & Stepan Krska

This paper examines the regulation of distribution system operators (DSOs) focused the Czech electricity market. It presents an international benchmarking study based on data of 15 regional DSOs including two Czech operators. The study examines the application of yardstick methods using data envelopment analysis (DEA) and stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). Based on our results, we find that the cost efficiency of each of the Czech DSOs is different, which indicates a suitability of introduction of individual efficiency factors in the regulatory process.

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