Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) President Mustafa Yılmaz said that the allegations in the criticism articles written by journalist Fatih Altaylı regarding the unlicensed electricity generation regulation are unfounded and will be brought to the judiciary. Emphasizing that the articles in question exceeded the limits of criticism and implicated EMRA and its employees, Yılmaz said, “Fatih Altaylı can continue to write about this regulation every day for the rest of his career if he wants. This is at his own discretion, but we are behind our regulation until the end. We will see the positive results in the field in a short time. Turkish justice will make the final decision regarding his slander and insults against our institution,” he said.
IT WILL BENEFIT TO DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
Fatih Altaylı made the following statements in his article titled “EMRA’s blow to domestic, national and renewable energy”:
At the beginning of April, EMRA published a regulation. He divided the electricity producers into two groups. The first group is those who produce electricity with natural gas and those who produce electricity with imported coal. The second group is those who generate electricity with domestic coal, wind and solar panels. The first group is imported energy. The second group is one hundred percent domestic and national energy. EMRA allows the 1st group to sell electricity with a ceiling price of 4,000 TL per megawatt. It allows the second group to sell electricity at a ceiling price of 1,400 TL per megawatt. At first glance, it is as if domestic resources and renewable resources are being sought, right? But the truth is not so. The electricity sold by the second group at this price is charged to the consumer at the daily price formed in the market. For example, 25.8.2022 daily electricity wholesale price market is 3,510 TL. The selling price of the second group producers is 1,389 TL. The difference of 2 thousand 121 liras is not reflected to the consumers, on the contrary, it is paid to the distribution companies by counting the debts that EPİAŞ should pay to the distribution companies. In other words, those who produce electricity with domestic resources are punished, as well as the consumer. Who benefits? Distribution company.