A unique code system has been introduced in Turkey to identify
electricity consumption points, as well as for registering these
points to the central Market Management System. Public entities can
also now execute agreements directly with electric distribution
companies for certain electricity use. The Regulation Introducing
Changes to the Electricity Market Consumer Services Regulation
("Amendment Regulation") was published in Official
Gazette number 29635 on 25 February 2016, entering into effect on
the same date.
Changes introduced by the Amendment Regulation include:
Electricity distribution companies must now use a unique code
for each electricity consumption point and for registering this
consumption point to the Market Management System. Electricity
supply companies must add the relevant code information to their
invoices by 1 April 2016.
For consumers who have their electricity disconnected due to
non-payment, the notice must now also include:
Seal information and registration number of the worker who cut
the electricity, or
The unique code for their particular consumption point.
Certain facilities with fixed electricity consumption can now
ask to execute retail sales agreements, bilateral agreements and/or
invoicing, without obtaining metering equipment. If the
distribution company agrees, invoicing will be based on a mutually
agreed figure. Qualifying facilities are electricity facilities
used (or allowed to be used) by public entities for:
Advertisements, announcements and promotions.
Electronic communication or public safety.
Please see this link for full text of the Amendment
Regulation (only available in Turkish).
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