E-Newsletter No : 02


No: 02 - January 2017

Turkish electricity distribution sector will invest
more than 5 billion $ in 5 years
Berat Albayrak, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced that the electricity distribution sector will invest 18,4 billion TL (more than 5 billion dollars) in 2016-2020 period. The investments will be made for developing the network and customer satisfaction.
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Turkish DSOs work 24/7 for power supply in freezing weather
For the last couple of weeks, Turkey has been under very extreme winter conditions. Electricity distribution companies are working 24/7 in the field for repairing outages and preventing blackouts.
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Regulation and Investment Incentives in Electricity Distribution: An Empirical Assessment
By: Astrid Cullmann & Maria Nieswand
March 2015

“In this paper we analyze the investment behavior of electricity distribution companies. First, we test whether the implementation of an incentive-based regulatory scheme with revenue caps impacts the firms’ investment decisions. Second, we test if the specific regulatory design to determine the revenue caps impacts the firms’ investment behavior. The analysis is based on a unique and detailed firm level data for German electricity distribution companies over the 2006-2012 period. Controlling for firm specific heterogeneity and ownership structure, we show that the investment rate is higher after the introduction of incentive regulation in 2009. Furthermore, we find that the specific institutional constraints for determining the revenue-caps embedded in the regulatory design, influence the investment decisions of the firms. Especially in the base year, when the rate base is determined for the following regulatory period, investments increase. The analysis demonstrates that the whole design of incentive regulation must be taken into account for a sound assessment of investment behavior in electricity distribution.”



We as ELDER is working on a R&D project called SmarterEMC2 (www.smarteremc2.eu) funded under European Commission H2020 program. We have prepared a very short survey that can be completed within 2 minutes with multiple choice questions. We need your kind replies in order to achieve more valuable technologies for consumers, suppliers, distribution system operators and many others. Hereby below you can find the survey link to start and you can push “Done” button in order to finish the survey.


Thank you very much for your kind contribution.
ELDER - Association of Electricity Distribution System Operators

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Energy Efficiency Forum and Exhibition
January 11-12, 2017/Istanbul, Turkey

Power Next Energy
January 12-14, 2017/Istanbul, Turkey

10. The World Future Energy Summit
January 16-19, 2017/Abu Dhabi, BAE

February 17-18, 2017/Istanbul, Turkey

January 31- February 02 2017 / San Diego, CA

New and Renewable Energy Resources for Sustainable Future
February 02-04, 2017/ India

Middle East Electricity
February 14-16, 2017 / Dubai World Center
Electrical Vehicle Congress (EEVC 2017)
March 14-16, 2017/Geneva

International Clean Coal Summit
March 22-23, 2017/Istanbul, Turkey

Power&Electricity World Africa 2017
March 28- 29, 2017/Johannesburg

19. Electric Power Conference&Exhibition
April 10-13, 2017/Chicago

5th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair ICSG Istanbul 2017
April 19-21, 2017/Istanbul, Turkey

23rd International Energy & Environment Fair & Conference
May 03-05, 2017/Istanbul, Turkey