EU supports Turkish municipalities and universities for renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions
The opening of the EU funded project "Technical Assistance for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Support for Municipalities and Universities" took place in Ankara with the participation of Mr Abdullah TANCAN, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and H.E. Ambassador Christian BERGER, Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkey.
What is the scope of the project?
The project aims to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in line with flagship initiatives for a resource-efficient Europe and a shift towards a low-carbon economy, sustainable and equitable growth. The EUR 4.5 million project is financed under the EU's Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA-II).
What is the outcome?
Municipalities and universities have an important share of the energy consumption in Turkey's public sector with their campuses and services catering for millions of people. Increasing the energy efficient applications and energy production from renewable sources in their facilities will make public buildings and campuses not only less energy intensive but also greener, smarter and more modern. Promoting renewable energy investments in municipalities and universities in Turkey will raise awareness and provide visibility of various solutions available to the public at large as well.
To achieve its objectives, the project will focus on trainings, study visits, site visits and studies for municipalities and universities on renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, preparation of technical and procurement documents for pilot projects and delivery of engineering services.
On this occasion, Ambassador Christian Berger said: "Turkey and the EU have set themselves very ambitious targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency, which will require significant investments in the sector in the coming years. To this end, cooperation projects funded by the EU under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) provide support to our partners in Turkey's energy sector with pilot financing for more projects promoting renewables and energy efficiency solutions.
Since 2013, the EU assistance in the energy sector has reached EUR 70 million. Turkey made concrete achievements under the Energy chapter, also thanks to the IPA assistance, reaching a good level of alignment to the EU energy efficiency and renewable energy targets".
For further information, please contact the Delegation:
Ekaterina Bakalova – Energy Sector Manager
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Miray Akdağ - Press and Information Officer
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