The Board of the Electricity Market Regulation Authority
("Authority") has issued new Procedures
and Principles for the Tariffs of License Holder Entities and
Authorized Supply Companies in Turkey ("Procedures and
Principles"). Changes apply to subscriber groups and
tariffs, although these continue to be categorized in a similar way
as under previous regulation. The Board's decision, numbered
5999-3 and dated 30 December 2015, was published in Official
Gazette number 29570 on 31 December 2015.
Significant changes include:
are changed to become "authorized supply
Restrictions on Residential
Subscriber Group:Consumers classified in the residential
subscriber group become restricted to only one residence, which
must be in their continuous use.
Requests:An electric meter will be provided for one month
to real and legal persons who require electricity for a short-term
business, provided the calculated amount is paid in one
installment. The period can be extended up to two months.
Exclusions from Distribution
System Utilization Costs:Costs for meter-reading, losses
and leakage are excluded from distribution system utilization
Tariff:Reactive energy costs will not charged to
subscribers who do not have a reactive energy meter
Tariffs:To efficiently use transmission and distribution
networks, multiple time tariffs will be applied to consumers with
sufficient infrastructure, subject to the Board's approval.
These will vary between subscriber groups, consumption levels and
With the new Procedures and Principles, the Procedures and
Principles for Tariffs of License Holder Entities and Retail
Companies Regulation number 4193 dated 28 December 2012 is
repealed. The full text of the Authority's Board decision was
published in Official Gazette number 29570 on 31 December 2015 and
are available on this link (only available in Turkish.)
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