TR-4:Energy Management Training Program
General Directorate of Renewable Energy (or YEGM) organizes training programs for certifying energy mangers and auditors.
General Directorate of Renewable Energy (or YEGM) recognized early on that certification programs for energy managers in industry are important for achieving energy-efficiency improvements.
YEGM organizes training programs for certifying energy mangers and auditors. An Energy Conservation Training Center was established as an integral part of YEGM [1,2], within the scope of the Energy Conservation Project, carried out jointly by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and YEGM. The center’s activities started in 2001. For practical training purposes, the center contains equipment commonly available in factory settings, including a combustion furnace, boiler, steam trap unit, revolution machinery (fan and pump), air compressor and lighting. The center also provides training for neighboring countries.
Today the program of training and certification to perform energy audits, consulting, and project services has been expanded throughout the country; universities, chambers of electrical and mechanical engineers, and energy-efficiency consulting companies are authorized to conduct training and certification.
One goal of the 2012 Energy-Efficiency Strategy is to have 5,000 certified energy managers and 50 energy-efficiency consulting companies expert in industrial sector efficiency by the end of the year 2015 .
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 Instrument Type: Information & Outreach, Incentives & Subsidies
Position in the PyramidAbout Us
Start Date: 1997
|Supports||Energy Efficiency Law||Effort Defining|
|Supports||Energy Efficiency Strategy||Effort Defining|
General Directorate of Renewable Energy (YEGM)
SME Development Organization (KOSGEB)
Primary Objective: Energy
Ensure that energy managers receive uniform, high-quality training and are qualified to practice energy management strategies in industrial facilities, business enterprises, and public-sector buildings.
Industry and other sectors
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.
Quantitative Target? no
Progress Monitored? no
Verification Required? no
Requirements on the Target Group
Those who will serve as energy managers in enterprises are required to attend training programs delivered and certified by YEGM. In 2013, two universities, two professional chambers, and 34 energy-efficiency consulting companies were certificate-holder institutions authorized to perform training and certification .
Support by Government
Turkey’s small-medium enterprise (SME) development organization, KOSGEB, provides grants to cover training costs for SME’s energy managers.
YEGM provides training material to assist candidates in passing the certification .
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||As of 2014, 5,814 energy managers had been trained and certified in Turkey through courses offered as part of the program.||In June 2009, Turkey hosted the 9th international energy manager course .|
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References & Footnotes
 Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. 2012. Energy-Efficiency Strategy. Retrieved from: http://www.eie.gov.tr/verimlilik/document/Energy_Efficiency_Strategy_Paper.pdf
 International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures Databases. Retrieved from: http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/energyefficiency/?country=Turkey
 YEGM website. http://www.yegm.gov.tr/verimlilik/egitim.aspx
 United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Government of Turkey. 2013. Evaluation of GEF Project: Improving Energy Efficiency in Industry in Turkey (IEEI) (PIMS No: 4113), Mid-Term Evaluation Report, Mission Members: Mr. Roland Wong, International Consultant, December.
 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