Turkey has revised its procedures and principles for making,
evaluating, updating and approving electricity demand estimates.
The revised regulations apply to the Turkish Electricity
Transmission Company ("TEİAŞ"), organized
industry sites, distribution companies and supplier companies in
charge. They set detailed procedures for demand estimates, as well
as overarching principles. The Regulation on Electricity Market
Demand Estimates 29705 was published in Official Gazette number
29705 on 7 May 2016 ("Regulation"), entering into effect
on the same date.
Distribution companies and supplier companies in charge must
make annual demand estimates and submit these estimates to the
Energy Market Regulatory Authority ("EMRA"). The
distribution companies make their estimates regarding their
distribution areas, whereas supplier companies in charge make
estimates regarding the final retail source, retailer sale and
consummation of free consumers.
Organized industry sites must prepare demand estimates for their
distribution areas. Depending on their connection, they must submit
these estimates to the relevant distribution company, or to
While making the estimates, these principles apply:
The preferred demand estimate model
should be consistent with electricity demand behaviour,
Variations which are scientifically
and economically meaningful should be used,
Determinacy coefficients should be
The Regulation also outlines detailed procedures for preparing,
submitting, evaluating and approving demand estimates.
Failures to comply with the Regulation can result in fines or
license cancellations (Article 16 of the Electricity Market Law
with no. 6446).
The Regulation abrogated the Regulation Regarding Electricity
Energy Demand Estimates published on the Official Gazette number
26129 on 4 April 2006.
Please see this link for the full text of Regulation
(only available in Turkish).
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