Turkey has amended the Electricity Market Law numbered 6446 to
promote use and security of domestic energy resources. Under the
amendments, planned capacity mechanisms must give priority to local
energy sources. The amendments aim to support overall national
energy security and extend the existing capacity mechanism
provisions to also include security of Turkey's electricity
The Law on Supporting Investments on Project Basis and Amending
Certain Laws and Decrees numbered 6745 was published in Official
Gazette number 29824 on 7 September 2016 ("Amendment
Law"). The Amendment Law makes changes to Article 20
of the Electricity Market Law numbered 6446.
Planned and future capacity mechanisms must give priority to the
local energy sources. The intention of these mechanisms is to
create efficient installed (and reserve) power capacity, to ensure
security of supply and preserve reliable installed power
Payments made by the Turkish Electricity Transmission
Corporation (TEİAŞ) within the scope of the mechanisms
will be taken into consideration when calculating transmission
Procedures and principles for establishing capacity mechanisms
will be regulated by Energy Market Regulatory Authority in
consultation with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
Please see this link for full text of the Law (only
available in Turkish).
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