LONDON, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Turkish Transmission and Distribution Grid Market : Accelerating Investments Through a Well-monitored and Managed Grid
The privatisation of distribution regions in Turkey has allowed grid investments to be conducted in a more systematic manner. The primary aim is to supply uninterrupted and high-quality energy to the different regions of the country by reducing the loss and theft ratio. In the third investment period (2016-2020) the total investment budget has been increased by 116% from that of the second investment term (2011-2015). The budget allocation was made by taking currents needs of the grid and different regions into account. 95% of all investments are aimed at improving grid infrastructure and enlarging grid network. Technological investments comprise 5% of the budget, on average, which is expected to increase by 2020.
Transmission and Distribution Grid Market: Key Takeaway, Turkey, 2015–2020
Aging Turkish transmission and distribution networks require systematic investments mainly to the grid infrastructure. Over % of investments is made on the infrastructure.
The main driver for investments is the need to reduce technical and non-technical loss and theft ratios. The average loss and theft ratio for distribution network had decreased to % by 2015.
The Turkish distribution network covers distribution regions, each with different needs and necessities. The current situation of the grid network, geographical characteristics, subsribers profile, and urbanisation rate are key factors in the allocation of investment budget.
As sustainable and reliable energy supply becomes more important, traditional business model for utilities is transforming to a more technology-based business model. It is expected that in the next investment term, technological investment will increase.
The Turkish transmission grid mainly covers substations and transmission lines. As of 2015, there were substations, %of them kV. The length of transmission lines as of 2015 was km, with % of the lines being kV.
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