Cooperation with Türkiye on a green heating and electricity supply

Areas of cooperation:

  • District energy (heating and cooling)
  • Long term energy planning and modelling

The Turkish Government wants to decrease the country’s dependency on imported energy. At the same time, the country experiences a movement from rural areas towards cities, and a reconstruction wave after the earthquakes in 2023, which increases the demand for energy and energy infrastructures in the larger cities.

The Danish approach to heat planning, incentives and infrastructure are shared with the Turkish Ministry for Energy and Natural Resources to inspire Turkey on its journey towards a more sustainable and independent heating supply in larger cities.

In addition, Türkiye ratified the Paris Agreement in 2021 and has since been developing Nationally Determined Contributions and energy system models to be able to represent and plan for energy system transition. The cooperation also focuses on long term energy planning in order to demonstrate the potential for energy integration and to increase the share of locally produced renewable energy.

The cooperation was initiated in 2015 with the purpose to develop policies, strategies and solutions for a more cost effective, efficient and sustainable Turkish energy sector.

Cooperation parties

The energy cooperation between Denmark and Turkey is between the Danish Energy Agency and the Turkish Ministry for Energy and Natural Resources. It is financed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is managed by the Danish Energy Agency with support from with the Danish Embassy in Ankara.

Susana Paardekooper
Team Leader (+45) 3395 0992