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21 February 2019

SHURA Energy Transition Center Director Dr. Değer Saygın attended to Energy Talks event organized by Kadir Has University Center for Energy and Sustainable Development as a guest speaker on February 21.  

21 February 2019

SHURA Energy Transition Center Director Dr. Değer Saygın attended a panel organised by Yildiz Technical University titled “Milli ve Bağımsız Enerji” as a panelist on February 21.  

13 February 2019 – Long-term prospects for accelerating short-term investment in Turkey’s energy transition

Turkey is moving rapidly toward its renewable energy and energy efficiency targets set for 2023. It has already surpassed its renewable energy share target of 30% as well as the installed capacity targets of 5 GW solar PV and 1 GW geothermal. Another 7 GW of onshore wind has also been installed, and in the first three quarters of 2018 alone Turkey has attracted US$1.5 billion in new investment in clean energy, according to BloombergNEF.

29 January 2019

SHURA Energy Transition Center, Chair of Steering Committee Selahattin Hakman made a presentation at METU alumni association.

22 January 2019

The first event of SHURA ” Energy Transition in Turkey: Investments and Opportunities” event series first event “Investing in a low-emission, resilient future: opportunities for Turkey” was jointly organised with the OECD on January 22 in Istanbul. Please click here access the summary report.

19 December 2018

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

6 December 2018

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.

25-26 October 2018

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.

24 October 2018

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.

29 January 2019

SHURA Energy Transition Center, Chair of Steering Committee Selahattin Hakman made a presentation at METU alumni association.

22 January 2019

The first event of SHURA ” Energy Transition in Turkey: Investments and Opportunities” event series’ first event “Investing in a low-emission, resilient future: opportunities for Turkey” was jointly organized with OECD on January 22 in Istanbul. Please click here to access summary report.

19 December 2018

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

6 December 2018

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.

25-26 October 2018

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.

24 October 2018

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.

24 October 2018

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.

9-10 October 2018

SHURA Energy Transition Center presented two major events in 9. Türkiye Enerji Zirvesi that organised by Republic of Turkey Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and Energy Market Regulatory Authority in Antalya on 9-10 October.

2 October 2018

Dr. Değer Saygın attended as keynote speaker to the “Sektörün Sürdürülebilirliğini Sağlamak” event that organised by GÜNDER on 2th October.

28 September 2018

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.

27 September 2018

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.

5-7 September 2018

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.

10 July 2018

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.

29 June 2018

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.

29 June 2018

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.

28 June 2018

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.

27 June 2018

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.

26 June 2018

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.

21 June 2018

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.

20 June 2018

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.

10 May 2018

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.

9 May 2018

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.

5 May 2018

On 5 May 2018, Dr. Deger Saygin has participated as one of the mentors of the Sabanci University SUCOOL InnoEnergy PowerUp Bootcamp.

24 April 2018

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”.

19 April 2018

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.

30 March 2018

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.