Turkey has amended regulations related to electricity system
connection and usage. Changes apply to setting and reducing power
levels stated in system connection and usage agreements, as well as
investment repayment conditions, and notification of power
The Regulation Amending the Electric Market System Connection
and Usage Regulation ("Amendment Regulation") was
published in Official Gazette number 29786 on 30 July 2016,
entering into effect on the same date.
Significant changes introduced by the Amendment Regulation
Power levels for system connection and usage agreements between
consumers and the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation
("TEİAŞ") must be the same as the levels set by
TEİAŞ during issuance of its opinion regarding connection
to the transmission line.
TEİAŞ will invite consumers by 31 October 2016
whether to increase power levels where the power levels in the
system usage agreements is below the power levels from the
connection agreements. Revised agreements must be signed within
three months of this invitation. If consumers do not answer
TEİAŞ' invitation and make an application with the
revised agreements to the TEİAŞ, the connection of the
consumption facilities will be disengaged from the transmission
line five days after the three months period expires.
Consumers cannot request a decrease in power if the requested
power level is lower than the power levels set on the signed system
connection and usage agreements.
TEİAŞ will repay investors in equal monthly payments
over maximum ten years for transmission assets established on
behalf of TEİAŞ due to lack of financing, or investments
to connect transmission lines to production and consumption
facilities. The legal entity will be exempt from transmission
tariff system usage costs for these investments (value added tax
TEİAŞ and distribution companies must notify users at
least two days before planned power cuts conducted by the Energy
Market Management Incorporated Company within the scope of the
Energy Market Stabilization and Reconciliation Regulation.
Please see this link for full text of the Amendment
Regulation (only available in Turkish).
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