Turkey has decreased the rate of electricity leakage from 20 to 14 percent and aimed to reduce this rate to single digit levels, said Berat Albayrak Turkey’s energy minister in a speech at Turkey’s Grand National Assembly on Thursday.
During discussion on legislative proposal that calls for change in electricity market, Albayrak informed the parliament members about the article of seeking change in electricity leakage rate.
"This article aims to change to fill the gap about jurisdiction and to stop the deadlock of judicial system," said Albayrak.
Minister also mentioned that the regulations in the proposal seeks fast integration of domestic coal fields to the system and aims to decrease Turkey’s energy imports.
"We put the developments and investment about renewable sources on our agenda. We plan to technology transfer and to establish research and development activities in Turkey," he said.
Speaking about nuclear power encounterers, Albayrak told most of developed countries use nuclear energy.
"How Turkey will generate or provide 265 billion kWh electricity that it needs as of today? Nuclear power is important both for diversification of energy sources and for development of other practices of this technology. We aim to choose the best location for the construction of these plants with this proposal."
Albayrak also pointed to the importance of domestic energy sources.
"As of 2015 Turkey’s energy import reached $38 billion and this amount will increase in the upcoming years. If we benefit more domestic energy resources, this will be reduce its energy dependence and this will provide 25 thousand employment in mining and geothermal sector," he added.
Writing by Ebru Sengul