Energy and Natural Resources Minister of Turkey declared the government's intention to raise the number of the electricity generating companies to 3 million. (Dunya Gazetesi, 27 October 2008, İstanbul/TURKEY)
Dr. M. Hilmi Güler, Energy and Natural Resources Minister of Turkey , declared the government's intention to raise the number of the electricity generating companies to 3 million.Mr. Güler has met with the businessmen in the advertising meeting of ENVER (Energy Efficiency) Motor Action Project which was arranged in order to provide energy saving in Bursa Chamber and Commerce Industry and he said that in case of using the new energy sources it will provide independency of Turkey about energy matter and also it will be possible to generate inexpensive energy. Mr. Güler represented that the basis of ENVER Project is relying on changing of electric bulbs, some issues to be paid attention during purchasing white goods and making the motors using on isolation and industry more efficient. Mr. Güler has invited industrial producers to invest in such areas and mentioned about making Turkey’s water, sun and wind maps and preparing the project of transmission lines and transformers and furthermore he emphasized to provide up to ten years guarantee on production. Mr. Güler said “Bursa has high potential to be a base maintenance in respect of new energy sources’ production and it is possible to establish an instituiton and to make production without permission until 500 kilowatts. You can utilize on solar, water or wind energy in a site including 150 apartments up to. We made a regulation about it. There were nearly 30 electricity generating companies’, we raised it to 3 thousands and we aim to raise it to 3 million.” Turkey was on the bottom of list on wind energy among 35 European countries and it is raised on 12th rank, Mr. Güler declared to purpose to be on 1st or 2nd rank, and to produce 20 thousands megabytes energy in 2020. Turkey has a better situation on solar energy other than most of countries and the energy is stil cheaper than the most of other European countries.