Smart grids to create 10,000 jobs


August 15, 2016






August 15, 2016





Turkey’s 21 electricity distribution companies, which were privatized by the end of 2013, have begun to focus more on technological changes in the sector. The use of smart grids to ensure more efficient electricity usage and to raise consumer satisfaction is expected to create 10,000 jobs with an initial investment of TRY 10 billion (EUR 3 billion), Uğur Yüksel, secretary general of Turkish Electricity Distribution Association (Elder), told Anadolu.

Smart grids are seen as one of the most important steps of the technological change, to prevent power cuts through automatic measuring systems by conducting a situation analysis and by providing grid reliability through controlling overloads and failures, according to the article published by the agency’s Energy News Terminal.

The system doesn’t only measure electricity consumption, but offers the cheapest electricity tariff by taking into account the consumer’s consumption habits, said Uğur Yüksel, secretary general of Elder.

Distribution companies have started ‘Turkey Smart Grids 2023 Vision and Strategy Determining Project’ run under the helm of  the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Yüksel said. “Our main priority in this technological change is to increase consumer satisfaction as much as possible along with using electricity more efficiently. We at Elder ensure the coordination among distribution companies. With this project, we aim to prepare the roadmap for the transition to smart grids in Turkey,” he stated.

Yüksel added the necessary feasibility studies will be carried out by EMRA, after which the companies will start investing. He also advised smart grids do not only measure electricity consumption, but that they also offer the cheapest electricity tariff by taking into account the consumer’s consumption habits. The system allows for the introduction of energy from renewable sources and offers benefits to utilities and consumers – mostly seen in improvements in energy efficiency and reliability on the electricity grid and in energy conservation in users’ homes and offices.


Related Articles

Europe’s first ammonia-fuelled power plant will be open in Ireland

Europe’s first ammonia-fuelled power plant to be built in Ireland

07 December 2023 - The use of low-carbon ammonia as a fuel can contribute to the security of power supply and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

montenegro electrcity export energy balance bih hpp piva

Electricity becomes Montenegro’s biggest export item

07 December 2023 - Photovoltaic output increased fivefold, however it was 50% below plan, according to the Energy Balance of Montenegro for 2024

Bulgaria EUR 8 2 million Stara Zagora hydrogen valley

Bulgaria earmarks EUR 8.2 million for Stara Zagora hydrogen valley

07 December 2023 - Minister of Innovation and Growth Milena Stoycheva said the Stara Zagora hydrogen valley project would get EUR 8.2 million in EU funds

Italy rely SMRs nuclear power revival

Italy to rely on SMRs in its nuclear power revival

07 December 2023 - Italy has earmarked EUR 135 million for nuclear energy research, aiming to focus on SMRs instead of conventional reactors