Energy Performance Contracts
Energy Performance Contract (EPC) is a financing mechanism based on the repayment of initial investment costs of energy efficiency or renewable energy projects through the savings achieved in subsequent years. Energy Performance Contracts are defined in the Energy Efficiency Law No: 5627 as “contracts based on the guarantee of energy savings to be achieved after the implementation project and the payment of expenses with the savings generated as a result of the implementation.” According to Article 1 of the same Law, the Presidency has issued a “Decision on the Principles and Procedures for Energy Performance Contracts in Public Institutions” and access can be obtained from Annex-1. In accordance with this Decision, details regarding the implementation of EPCs were disclosed in the Regulation prepared by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Türkiye, including the format of the feasibility report, specification, and draft contract as attachments to the Regulation. Access to this Regulation and its attachments can be obtained through the link provided in Annex-2. Additionally, the guide explaining how energy performance contracts are implemented in public institutions can be accessed from Annex-3, the list of measurement and verification experts certified by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Türkiye can be accessed from Annex-4, and the International Measurement and Verification Protocol, which has been translated into Turkish as part of an EU project conducted by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Türkiye, can be accessed from Annex-5. All documentations are in Turkish.
Savings Target and Implementation Guide in Public Buildings
The Presidential Circular on Energy Savings in Public Buildings, numbered 2019/18, was published in the Official Gazette dated August 16, 2019, numbered 30860. In order to define the tasks and procedures to be carried out within the scope of this Circular, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Türkiye has published the “Savings Target and Implementation Guide in Public Buildings.” Public institutions and organizations falling under the scope of the “Savings Target and Implementation Guide in Public Buildings,” published by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Türkiye, are required to submit their energy consumption and the amount of savings achieved over the years to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Türkiye by the end of March each year.
Projeye ilişkin daha detaylı bilgilere https://kamuenerji.csb.gov.tr/proje-hakkinda-genel-bilgi-i-96445 adresi üzerinden erişim sağlanabilmektedir.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Project for Municipalities and Universities (YEVDES)
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance Project for Municipalities and Universities (YEVDES), which aims to provide technical support in energy efficiency and renewable energy to municipalities and universities, started on 17.03.2019 and was completed with a closing meeting held in Ankara on 31.03.2022. As part of this project, 7-day training programs on energy efficiency and renewable energy were organized in Ankara for a total of 799 personnel from municipalities and universities. Training materials were prepared and shared with the participants in printed and electronic formats. As a result of the training, 55 individuals who passed the exams participated in international field visits. A total of 80 energy efficiency feasibility reports and 80 renewable energy feasibility reports were prepared for municipalities and universities. Detailed engineering support was provided for 18 projects. Expert support was provided for 12 R&D projects of universities. Additionally, field visit support was provided for 40 personnel for 6 R&D projects abroad. Brochures were prepared for awareness-raising activities in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy and shared with relevant institutions. During the closing meeting, financing options were explained to participants through two different panels, attended by financing institutions and relevant public institutions. Access to the training materials developed as part of the project and the presentations made at the closing meeting can be obtained in Turkish from the website https://yevdes.org/belgeler/.