Turkey completed draft regulations to allow power producers and suppliers to prove they produce energy from renewable energy resources so consumers can see the source of their electricity purchases, according to data obtained by Anadolu Agency from Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) Wednesday.
EMRA completed the draft regulations for the Renewable Energy Source Guarantee Document (YEK-G), which will prove that power generated by renewable producers is green and clean.
According to the draft, YEK-G documentation will be produced and registered for green electricity producers for a newly formed market on Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST) where the cost of renewable electricity will be traded.
The draft regulations, which will allow consumers to choose the source of the electricity they use, will be opened for public consultation, according to EMRA.
Every megawatt-hour of produced electricity will be documented in the system to allow for complete transparency for consumers, EMRA explained.
This will be communicated through the billing system and other communication channels of the power suppliers.
The system will also be aligned with the European Union's Guarantees of Origin, which are market-based instruments that offer an effective way to increase the market momentum for renewable energy.
By Nuran Erkul Kaya