Events and Activities

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement is the cornerstone of SHURA’s approach to enabling energy transition in Turkey. SHURA offers an innovative energy transition platform for discussions on policy, technological, and economic aspects of the Turkish energy sector. The starting point of SHURA’s engagement is through its Advisory Council that constitutes prominent individuals of Turkey’s energy sector. SHURA also frequently participates at national and international energy and climate fora to showcase its work.

Upcoming Events

  • SHURA Energy Transition Center Director Dr. Değer Saygın will make a presentation titled “Türkiye Enerji Sektörünün Dönüşümü ve Yarattığı Fırsatlar” in the seminar which will be organizing by Haliç University on 19 December.

Past Events/Activities

  • SHURA Energy Transition Center contributed as a key note speaker to “Opportunities of Energy Transition in an Emerging Economy” event in Turkish Pavilion at COP24 in Katowice on December 6th.
  • Ayşe Ceren Sarı from SHURA attended “Sustainable City Approaches for Local Governments” seminar as a lecturer on 25-26 October. The seminar introduced planetary boundaries, and discussed policy and approaches for energy transition in cities and resilient city management.
  • SHURA Energy Transition Center attended the German-Turkish Energy Forum that brought together German and Turkish delegations from the government, private sector, NGOs and think tanks to discuss renewables, energy efficiency, grid integration and energy markets. The forum is participated by the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey and Minister of Economics of Germany.
  • SHURA participated in Solarvizyon, an event bringing together generators, equipment suppliers, NGOs and policy makes, held in Izmir on October 24th. The program consists of panels on the future of solar energy, technology, new business models and the energy transition.
  • Dr. Değer Saygın will attend as moderator to the 6th Livable Cities Symposium on 24th October which is organized by the WRI with the strategical support of SHURA Energy Transition Center.
  • SHURA Energy Transition Center will present two major events in 9. Türkiye Enerji Zirvesi that organising by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and Energy Market Regulatory Authority in Antalya on 9-10 October.
  • Dr. Değer Saygın attended as moderator to the 6th Livable Cities Symposium on 24th October which is organized by the WRI with the strategical support of SHURA Energy Transition Center.
  • Dr. Değer Saygın attended as keynote speaker to the “Sektörün Sürdürülebilirliğini Sağlamak” event that organised by GÜNDER on 2th October.
  • Dr. Değer Saygın gave a lecture on energy transition in Turkey at the Institut des sciences de l’environnement of the Université de Genève on 28th September.
  • SHURA Energy Transition Centre presented its “grid integration study” at UNECE’s (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) 27th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy in Genova at special session called “Deep Transformation of the Energy System through Electricity“ on 27th September.
  • Dr. Değer Saygın attended as panelist at IRENA’s (International Renewable Energy Agency) Innovation Week 2018 in Bonn at special session called “Electrification of Heat” on 5th-7th September.
  • Değer Saygın presented SHURA’s newly released “grid integration study” at the AHK Turkey (Die Deutsch-Türkisch Industrie und Handelskammer) energy working group on 10th of July.
  • SHURA Energy Transition Centre has organised a “system integration workshop” with European Comission’s ENTSO-E (Europe Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity) in Brussels on 29th of June.
  • SHURA Energy Transition Centre has organised a “system integration workshop” with European Comission’s DG ENER and DG NEAR in Brussels on 29th of June.
  • Değer Saygın presented  “grid integration study” at the sidelines of the ECF retreat in Ghent at a special session called “Innovation” on 28th of June.
  • SHURA Energy Transition Centre has organised a webinar about its  “grid integration study” with CAN Europe (Climate Action Network) at 13.00-14.00 on 27th of June.
  • As the part of the European road tour to present “grid integration study”, Değer Saygın held meetings with the OECD Environment Division and IEA System Integration Division in Paris on 26th of June.
  • As the part of the road tour to present “grid integration study”, SHURA Energy Transition Centre had meetings with the private sector representatives in Istanbul on 21st of June. You can find details here.
  • As the part of the road tour to present “grid integration study”, SHURA Energy Transition Centre had meetings with civil society representatives in Istanbul on 20th of June. You can find details here.
  • On 10 May 2018, SHURA attended the solar roadmap workshop of GÜNDER in Ankara. Dr. Deger Saygin presented SHURA Energy Transition Centre’s new grid study and share international best practices on how to create solar PV markets.
  • On 9 May 2018, SHURA Energy Transition Center was officially launched in Istanbul. At the launch event, SHURA’s first study: “Increasing the share of renewables in Turkey’s power system” was also released.
  • On 5 May 2018, Dr. Deger Saygin has participated as one of the mentors of the Sabanci University SUCOOL InnoEnergy PowerUp Bootcamp.
  • On 24 April 2018, SHURA attended the 8. Green Economy Conference organised by the Green Thought Association. Dr. Deger Saygin presented: “Investment opportunities in Turkey’s renewable power sector until 2026”.
  • On 19 April 2018, SHURA attended the System Reliability in Renewables-driven Power Systems workshop organised by the Agora Energiewende. Dr. Deger Saygin presented: “Assessing the abilities of the Turkish grid to integrate wind and solar” at the workshop.
  • On 30 March 2018, SHURA attended the 9th Energy Efficiency Forum and Fair organised by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Dr. Deger Saygin presented: “New business models in energy efficiency” at the Forum.