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GPPs exempt from load dumping

The Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) has stopped giving load dumping (YAT) instructions, meaning pausing electricity generation, to geothermal power plants (GPPs), which have the priority to enter the network because they generate power from local and renewable resources. GPP operators had been astonished by stoppage orders, particularly during the summer months when consumption spikes...

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Limak to generate 3.5 billion kWh of electricity from water

Limak Holding subsidiary, Limak Enerji, which launched its 420.1-megawatt (MW) Cetin Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) in 2020, has now raised its 55.8 MW Gursogut HPP to full capacity. Thus, the company now generates 3.5 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per yar. Already among the top three players in HPP investments, excluding the public energy...

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First domestic floating LNG terminal opens

Turkey is increasing diversification of natural gas resources with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and floating LNG terminals (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit, or FSRU) projects, according to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez. The Ertugrul Gazi FSRU vessel in Dortyol Hatay is one of these investments within the framework of energy supply security initiatives....

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Palmet eyes new instruments to sell electricity at fixed prices

Operating since 1984, the Palmet Companies Group entered the energy sector with natural gas lines starting in the 1990s across Turkey. Palmet’s subsidiaries, Palgaz and Palen, won the tenders for Natural gas Distribution Licenses in the Gebze and Erzurum provinces after the Energy Market Regulatory Authority was founded in 2001. Palmet Enerji currently operates in...

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EVs are part of the network

Technological innovations have always been the common agenda of the young and old alike. The more points in life that technology touches, the higher the number of people who show interest in it. Similarly, the main trends in the energy sector and its reflection on daily life are discussed around the world. To be more...

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Energy investments to defeat the pandemic: IEA Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the 2021 World Energy Investment Report. Total global energy investments seem to be on track to overcome the crisis precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the report. The IEA estimates that total energy investments in the world will increase by 10% in 2021 to USD 1.9tr, approaching...

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New trends require visionary executives in energy

The renewable energy trend due to decarbonization efforts imposed by climate change has become one of main determinants in the energy sector. On the one hand, the energy industry is undergoing a substantial transformation across the world, including Turkey; on the other, it has a transformative effect on other sectors. This effect stems from the...

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Sanko Enerji invests in hybrid plants

Sanko Holding’s energy sector subsidiary, Sanko Enerji, says it will transform its existing power plants to hybrid plants with 100 MW (megawatt) solar power stations, according to Hakan Yildirim, CEO of Sanko Enerji. The company is also preparing to increase its total installed power to over 900MW by completing wind and geothermal investments which are...

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Renewable energy develops ‘antibodies’ against COVID-19

The renewable energy sector has overcome the COVID-19 crisis, according to Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez. Speaking at the ‘Past and Present of Renewable Energy’ meeting organized by Sabanci University’s Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate (IICEC), Donmez said the global economy has passed through a serious bottleneck in the shadow...

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Enerjisa allocates TRY 1bn to ‘Energy of My Business’

Ersin Esenturk Enerjisa Head of Energy Retail Business Unit Ultimately, energy expenses are an important item in a sports clubs’ budget. The model we offer also contributes to financial sustainability for the clubs. ENERJISA, the joint venture of Sabanci Holding and Germany-based E.ON, has sealed a deal with Galatasaray SK (GS) covering the installation of...