More individual renewable energy production approved

Following the change, people who wish to produce their own electricity will also have the option to sell any excess energy produced to the government

More individual renewable energy production approved

The Energy Market Regulatory Agency (EPDK) expanded the limitations on unlicensed individual electricity production though solar and wind energy from 500 kilowatts to one megawatt, the Official Gazette announced on Wednesday.

Following the change, people who wish to produce their own electricity will also have the option to sell any excess energy produced to the government. EPDK Chairman Hasan Koktas explained that residential estates, universities and shopping centers have lined up to submit their applications for electricity production, and upon the approval of the Cabinet, the limit can be extended up to 5 megawatts.

Koktas stated that they are trying to loosen regulations so that everyone can achieve the country's potential for renewable energy production.

According to new regulations, when a large housing project or shopping center is constructed, renewable energy facilities can be built at the same time, which will prevent additional costs related to integration of the facilities later on while also making the equipment more productive.

The decision will also allow people who have been consumers the chance to become producers. The EPDK has given the green light to 659 out of 980 applications for electricity production without a license, and the organization expects this number to grow in the future.

Cihan

Last Mod: 04 Ekim 2013, 17:57
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