Act No. 5346 on Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources for the Purposes of Generating Electrical Energy (Renewable Energy Law) Turkey 2005

Name of policy Act No. 5346 on Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources for the Purposes of Generating Electrical Energy (Renewable Energy Law)
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Turkey
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Market-based instruments
      • Green certificates
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Feed-in tariffs or premiums
      • Tax relief
    • Direct investment
      • RD&D funding
  • Target
    • Renewable energy target
      • Formal & legally binding renewable energy target
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Obligation schemes
    • Barrier removal
      • Grid access and priority for renewables
      Sector name
      • Electricity and heat
        • Renewables
      Policy description Legislative. The share of renewable energy in total electricity generation shall be increased up to 30% by 2023

      The Renewable Energy Law also set in place feed-in tariffs between 2005-2015: 0.073 USD/kWh for wind and hydro, 0.105 USD/kWh for geothermal, 0.133 USD/kWh for biomass, biogas and solar PV

      Policy type
      • Renewables1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision 2005
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact GHG reduction
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://www.enerji.gov.tr/File/?path=ROOT%2f1%2fDocuments%2fMevzuat%2f5346+Yenilenebilir+enerji+elektrik+%C3%BCretimi+amacl%C4%B1+kullan%C4%B1m%C4%B1na+iliskin+kanun.pdf
      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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