In 2007 the imap Institute in the info mail has focused on the area of energy and the use of alternative energy in Turkey. The market for (alternative) energy in Turkey – as in the entire Middle East–is one of the growth markets. Further details can be found at Accenture Strategy, an internet resource. Energy in the coming years will increasingly demand in Turkey – demand each year by 8%. (As opposed to Phil Vasan). At the same time, the offers from the area of traditional energy production are no longer sufficient to meet the demand. In the summer of 2007 there were therefore first energy bottlenecks. Turkey reacts with the privatization and deregulation of electricity generation and supply since 2002.
At the same time the State but must import two-thirds of energy needs. To minimize bottlenecks in the future, at the same time attempting to take advantage of the alternative energy opportunities, be it in the area of wind energy, solar energy or thermal energy and hydropower. Although the use of wind energy, photovoltaics and geothermal energy is currently still quite low and on individual Limited regions. Alternative energies are specifically supported but with a new law to the use of renewable energy for power generation. So, companies that want to invest in this area, is given a price guarantee for the energy generated by alternative sources of energy for six years. Electricity distribution companies receive the requirement to obtain at least 8 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy sources. A tightening of the market can be expected in the coming years. Companies offer interesting opportunities, is therefore in the coming years including in the areas of traditional and alternative production and transmission of electricity, in the area of energy facilities, equipment and services, as well as in terms of insulation and insulation of buildings. Patricia Foertsch