The Electricity Generation Facilities Approval Regulation
("Regulation") was published in Official
Gazette number 29524 on 6 November, entering into force on the same
date. It was prepared within the context of studies to ensure
electricity generation facilities are built and run in accordance
with modern technology. It outlines the legal entities authorized
for testing, controlling, and approval processes, as well as
principles and procedures for grating approvals and ensuring
facilities are harmoniously connected to transmission and
The regulation applies to all electricity generation facilities
subject to the Electric Facilities Project Regulation (Official
Gazette number 29221, 30 December 2014), except for facilities
connected to interconnected electric networks with a voltage level
less than 1 Kv. The Energy and Natural Resources Ministry will
carry out provisions of the Regulation. If uncertainty occurs
regarding whether an electricity generation facility is subject to
the Regulation, the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry will
Significant matters covered by the Regulation include:
Authorization of the Controlling
Facility building process.
Applying voltage to facilities.
Controlling and commissioning
Evaluation of pre-approvals and
Qualification and education of the
personnel working in facilities.
Facility repair and maintenance.
Technical and administrative
The Regulation states the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry
will determine the organization, institution or legal entity which
will be authorized for approval processes related to ensuring
electricity generation facilities built and run in accordance with
the modern technology. Legal entities which wish to be authorized
as the controller company must apply to the Ministry (except for
state institutions and organizations which are expert in the
field). The Ministry will evaluate all applications to ensure they
are in accordance with the Regulation, then authorize suitable
candidates by inviting them to sign a protocol.
License or facility owners should complete all processes
required for the approval of the facility within three years
following the temporary approval date. This includes agreements
with state organizations or institutions, permission and approval
processes, as well as gathering and submitting other documents.
Please see this link for full text of the new Regulation (only
available in Turkish).
Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update
newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven
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