Optical Storage Is Perfect For Turkey To Improve Energy Storage Laws And Regulations

- Nov 04, 2019-

The Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority has published on its website a draft of the Turkish energy storage system draft jointly drafted by the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the General Administration of Energy. The public will be consulted on October 10, and if approved, the new regulations will be Effective next year.

In this draft, the Turkish government outlines the procedures that need to be implemented to develop and install storage projects, but there are no technical details about which technologies can be used or how to integrate energy storage with projects. The draft states that secondary legislation will be issued after the introduction of the guidelines.

The founder of the Turkish advisory body said that the new regulations will be particularly beneficial for rooftop photovoltaic power generation (new guidelines introduced in May: according to the new regulations, newly installed photovoltaic systems will be exempt from the 5% income tax generated by selling electricity to the grid) and not exceeding A 1 MW solar power plant, these projects are subject to government approval without review.

The representative also said that the Turkish government had already demonstrated a good willingness to store when bidding for a 30 MW/90 MW (AC) lithium-ion battery project in the previous 1 GW solar auction (although it has been Cancellation), energy storage has great potential in Turkey.

As far as the Turkish PV future market is concerned, the founder expects Turkey to add another 1 GW of PV installed capacity in 2019. The Shura Energy Transition Center released a report in May 2018 stating that by 2026, Turkey's solar installed capacity will exceed 20 GW. According to the forecast released by the Turkish Photovoltaic Association Günder, Turkey is expected to achieve 38 GW of solar installed capacity by 2030.