Turkey

TR-7:Energy Efficiency Awareness Program

Policy Description

The most important awareness-raising activity in Turkey is Energy Efficiency Week, which has taken place during the second week of January since the early 1980s [1]. Based on the Energy-Efficiency Law, the energy-efficiency week includes a national energy-efficiency forum with national and international experts participating. The Energy Efficiency Forum and Fair is organized to raise awareness about energy efficiency at all levels of society; it is among the most comprehensive forums in Turkey.

Description

The most important awareness-raising activity in Turkey is Energy Efficiency Week, which has taken place during the second week of January since the early 1980s [1]. Based on the Energy-Efficiency Law, the energy-efficiency week includes a national energy-efficiency forum with national and international experts participating. The 6th national energy-efficiency forum was organized in Istanbul between 14 and 17 January 2015 [2].

Energy-efficiency week events included:

  • Platforms such as conferences, panels etc.
  • Fairs featuring energy-efficiency products and technologies
  • Awards given to institutions and persons carrying out successful work during the previous year
  • Various culture and art activities

The Energy Efficiency Forum and Fair is organized to raise awareness about energy efficiency at all levels of society; it is among the most comprehensive forums in Turkey.

Energy efficiency project contests have been organized for Turkish industry and students to increase awareness and encourage the efficient use of energy, and to introduce successful energy efficiency projects, share experiences, and give awards.

Each year, in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), energy efficiency competitions are held among primary and high school students. The students are rewarded during energy-efficiency week. Similarly, competitions on energy efficiency among industrial enterprises are also organized. Various national and international seminars, conferences, and workshops have been organized, such as the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard Workshop and TAIEX Workshop, also mainly under the coordination of YEGM.

Policy Information Expand this section for information on the key features of the policy, such as its date of introduction, categorization, main objective(s) and linkages with other policies.

Policy Categorisation

Policy Instrument Type: Information & Outreach

Position in the Pyramid

About Us

Participation: Voluntary

Period

Start Date: 1980

Policy Linkages

Supports Energy Efficiency Law Effort Defining

Agencies Responsible

General Directorate of Renewable Energy (YEGM)
Ministry of National Education
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)

Primary Objective: Energy

Objective

The main objective is to inform industries about the benefits of energy efficiency improvements investment.

Target Group

Industry sector, education

Driver of energy consumption or emissions affected by policy:

Implementation Information Expand this section for information on targets, monitoring, verification and enforcement regimes, and implementation requirements and tools.

Coverage

Industry and other sectors

Quantitative Target? no

Progress Monitored? no

Verification Required? no

Enforced? no

Requirements on the Target Group

Support by Government

Implementation Toolbox

Impacts, Costs & Benefits Expand this section to find information on policy effectiveness and efficiency.

Impact Quantitative Estimate Qualitative Estimate
Estimated effect on energy consumption or emissions Not available. Not available.
Estimated costs/benefits for industry Not available. Not available.
Estimated cost for government Not available. Not available.

References & Footnotes

References

[1] Energy Charter Secretariat. 2014. In-Depth Energy Efficiency Policy Review of the Republic of Turkey. http://www.encharter.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Publications/Turkey_EE_2014_ENG.pdf

[2] YEGM website. “Energy Efficiency Forums and Fairs”, http://www.enerji.gov.tr/en-US/Pages/Energy-Efficiency-Forums-and-Fairs