Promotion of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy

Project decsription

Title: Promotion of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy in Turkey
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources
Country: Turkey
Overall term: 2013 to 2017 


Turkey has substantial renewable energy potential and has already introduced legislation governing grid feed-in. However, certain challenges still remain, both concerning practical implementation and the achievement of domestic value-added goals. The project therefore aims to assist Turkish institutions to harness German and international experience in the renewable energy sector. By applying this knowledge, Turkey will then be able to pursue its energy sector expansion targets on a sustainable basis.

The project is designed to:

  1. Optimise the legal, economic and technical conditions for renewable energy feed-in.
  2. Foster cross-sectoral policy dialogue between the government, administration, private sector (including the banking sector) and civil society.
  3. Transfer knowledge to grid operators and local electricity suppliers in order to secure RE grid feed-in.

The project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve Turkey’s supply of electricity from sustainable and locally available sources, thus helping to protect the climate, increase energy security and strengthen the Turkish economy.


The project’s main objective is to assist Turkish institutions to harness German and other international experience in the field of renewable energies and thus enable them to improve the energy policy framework and push for greater use of renewable energies in line with Turkey's sustainable energy goals. Furthermore, the project aims to communicate know-how that will allow Turkey to sustainably integrate increasing volumes of renewably generated electricity into the grid.


  1. The Turkish Government and relevant institutions are given the knowledge and tools they need to support the successful enforcement of the above-mentioned legislation on renewable energy feed-in, as well as other relevant frameworks, and to monitor progress.
  2. Policy-makers, businesses and civil society recognise the benefits afforded by the wider use of renewable energies and develop positions, policies and programmes for their expansion.
  3. Institutions responsible for the transmission networks understand the grid-related challenges associated with more intensive use of renewable energies and have strategies and policies in place to deal with them.


  • September 2014 - Needs Analysis Report
  • October 2014 – Attended GIZ Renewable Energy Week where the core topic was ‘Success factors for adequate energy systems analysis’
  • October 2015 – Took part in GIZ Renewable Energy Week 2015 on ‘Designing power systems and increasing the deployment of variable renewable energies’
  • March 2016 - Technical report on the licensed and unlicensed grid connection of variable renewable energies in Germany.
  • December 2016 – Compiled German legislation and norms on renewable energy systems (RES) as a basis for a comparative analysis of German and Turkish RES legislation.
  • Diverse workshops and training courses:
    • Wind Energy and Military Air Traffic Control (Radar) Workshop
    • Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in Turkey (Workshop, June 2014)
    • Wind and Photovoltaic Integration into Power Systems, Introduction to Power Systems and the Grid Study’ (Training course, November 2015)
    • Impact Assessment for RE Support Mechanisms (Training course, June 2016)
    • Methodology for determining total connectable (hosting) RES capacity in power systems (Training course, November 2016), directly followed by the compilation of a technical report.