Energy Research-ENAR Programme
Policy measure

According to IEA (2010), the Energy Research-ENAR Programme was initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) in 2008. MENR aimed to promote the development of new technologies and innovative equipment with the introduction of this programme, particularly in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, by providing funding to research institutions, universities and private sector research firms.

Implementation

The Energy Research-ENAR Programme’s priorities include research on energy conversion, transmission and distribution. MENR’s institutional strategic plan for the period 2010-2014 indicates that the programme’s budget will gradually increase from TRL 1.5 billion in 2010 to TRL 50 million in 2014. MENR also aims to double the spending on R&D by related and affiliated institutions from 2009 to 2015. Moreover, the significance of technology development centres is highlighted due to their role in bridging universities and policymakers (IEA, 2010).

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

According to IEA (2010), the programme is expected to “create technology-oriented synergies in fostering energy policy goals, in particular those relevant to the sustainability of the national energy sector”.

References

IEA (International Energy Agency), 2010. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Turkey 2009 Review. Paris. Available at: www.iea.org/textbase/nppdf/free/2009/turkey2009.pdf.