Electricity

Northern Cyprus ratifies energy agreement with Turkey

Photo: YouTube/NewsBeat Social

Published

January 20, 2017

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

January 20, 2017

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

The unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has ratified an agreement with Turkey on the construction of an underwater electrical cable.

The protocol, which includes cooperation in electricity, oil, natural gas, and renewable energy, was voted on by the 50-member Assembly of Northern Cyprus. It was approved with votes of 39 MPs while four rejected the protocol and seven members did not participate in the vote.

Turkey and the TRNC signed an energy protocol on the sidelines of the 23rd World Energy Congress (WEC) on October 11 last year. The agreement includes the renewal of electricity infrastructure, development of electricity supply security, the construction of interconnected system, mutual cooperation on renewable energy, the application of energy regulations as well as exploration of new oil and natural gas resources.

Speaking after the Parliament vote, Sunat Atun, TRNC’s Economy and Energy Minister said that the aim of the protocol is to achieve sustainable, cheap and clean energy. He added that to achieve this, the country will be integrated with the Turkish electricity transmission system.

The minister explained that the country’s renewable energy resources will soon be offered on a tender while incentives will be given for the construction of energy production facilities.

Tufan Erhurman, the chairman of the Republican Turkish Party in the TRNC, also said the agreement with Turkey will pave the way for easier access to cheap and quality electricity on the island.

The agreement was criticized immediately after it was signed by the officials of Cyprus, who said it was yet another provocation and was not valid under the international law.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

Serbia EPS no longer dependent on imports acting CEO Tomasevic

Serbia’s power utility EPS no longer dependent on imports, acting CEO claims

27 January 2023 - EPS is importing much less electricity this winter than last one and it is not dependent on imports, acting CEO Miroslav Tomašević said

Second unit of Krško nuclear power plant projected to come online in 2035

27 January 2023 - The second unit in the Krško nuclear power plant could be in operation in 2035, but project permits are still pending

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

Household solar power systems overload Cyprus electricity grid

27 January 2023 - The distribution and transmission system operators in Cyprus asked for a freeze in issuing licenses for small solar power installations for self-consumption

cwp montechevo solar montenegro

CWP enters Montenegrin renewables market with 400 MW solar project

26 January 2023 - The investment is valued at around EUR 360 million, while the development and construction of the project are planned in phases