E-Newsletter No : 41


No: 41 - October 2017

Turkish Government Vows to Make Coal-Fired Plants Eco-Friendly by 2019
Turkey has pushed the button to transform its outdated coal-fired power plants through the latest technologies to make them much more environmentally friendly, a process that will be completed in 2019, a top official has announced.
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Turkey’s Eligible electricty consumers increased in September
Eligible consumers increased by 3% in Sept. month-on-month -- in Istanbul by over 1.3M, Izmir with 445K and Antalya with 373Krn
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MIT's New Flow Battery Breathes Air to Cut Costs of Renewable Energy Storage
Renewable energy might be clean, but it's not always reliable if the Sun ducks behind clouds or the wind slacks off. To counter that variability, the grid will need to combine a range of different sources, such as solar, wind, hydro, waves, and biomass, with large-scale energy storage systems. Now, an MIT team has developed a new type of battery that could fit the bill. It breathes air, and can store energy long-term for about a fifth of the cost of existing technologies.
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Regulation and Investment Incentives in Electricity Distribution:
An Empirical Assessment

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.

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2nd Energy Efficient Products Fair
23 November 2017 / İstanbul, Turkey
20. Electricity Power Conference
19-22 March 2018 / USA