The Regulation on Electricity Facilities Project (the
"Regulation") published in
the Official Gazette on December 30, 2014 and numbered 29221
(Mükerrer), has gone into effect on the
date of its publication in the Official Gazette. The Regulation
abolishes the Regulation on Electricity Facilities Project
published in the Official Gazette on December 16, 2009 and numbered
27434. The purpose of the Regulation is to determine the procedures
and principles regarding (i) the incorporation and the project
approval process of the electricity facilities to ensure compliance
with modern technology; (ii) the connection of the facilities to
the transmission and distribution networks; (iii) the safety and
protection of life, property and environment; and (iv)
authorization for institutions/establishments or legal entities in
charge of granting project approvals.
Requirements regarding the incorporation of electricity
facilities and procedures regarding the acceptance process are
carried out under this Regulation and the Electricity Facilities
The production facilities, such as hydroelectric power plants
("HEPP"), wind power plants,
geothermal energy plants and the other types of facilities, such as
emergency groups, lighting projects and underground cables come
within the scope of this Regulation. Pursuant to Article 16 of the
Regulation, the project approval and acceptance processes regarding
specific components of HEPPs (storage facilities, water
transmission pipelines, forebay pools and surge shaft, waste
channels, water stilling basin and tailwater facilities of the
HEPP) will be regulated under a separate secondary legislation to
be adopted by the State Hydraulic Works within 6 (six) months from
the publication of this Regulation.
1. In accordance with the Electricity Facilities
Acceptance Regulation published in the Official Gazette dated May
7, 1995 and numbered 22280, provisional acceptance of an
electricity facility is only possible if it has been determined by
the minutes that the facility has been built in compliance with the
approved project, applicable legislation, articles of association
and the facility agreement executed with the institution supplying
energy. Final acceptance is to be granted at least 1 (one) year
after provisional acceptance.
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