Energy pricing and non-market flows in Turkey’s energy sector
Energy pricing choice of countries is among the factors that affect the success of strategies and policies for accelerating the energy transition. In the design of more effective energy transition policies to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, it is essential to understand the extent of existing energy subsidy and support schemes. To date, no study that consolidates the scattered data and information about energy pricing in Turkey has been made. Based on publicly available information, SHURA Energy Transition Center has prepared this study in order to make a first attempt in closing this knowledge gap. The analysis provides a first-order estimate of the magnitude of non-market flows resulting from subsidies, support, incentives, tax exemptions, special energy taxes and other major support mechanisms in Turkey’s energy markets.