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GAP Region Plan for Transition to Energy Efficient Production

November, 2016

PRESS RELEASE

 

Transition to a low-carbon economy and industrial production plan of the GAP Region will be defined through a project implemented by GAP Administration and supported by British Embassy

The project is designed to define the potential for transition to a low-carbon and environmentally-friendly production and receives financial support from British Prosperity Fund

 

The shift to a low-carbon economy is an essential response to the challenge of climate change and energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly industrial production is vital to realizing this transition. Turkey’s National Climate Change Action Plan and the National Climate Change Strategy prescribes the enhancement of the industrial energy management and improvement of energy efficiency. The overall monthly power consumption of the organized industrial zones only in the Gaziantep province of the GAP Region is above 300 million kWh. In addition, the natural gas consumption for industrial heating purposes is 30 million cubic meters per month. Hence, a project has been developed to identify the opportunities for an environmentally-friendly production with low carbon emissions, within the scope of the “Utilization of Renewable Energy Resources and Increasing Energy Efficiency in Southeast Anatolia Region” project, which is being implemented by GAP Regional Development Administration in co-operation with United Nations Development Programme.

The project includes audits to identify the opportunities in energy conservation and low carbon foot print in production facilities from different industrial sectors. Until now, energy conservation opportunities have been identified in 10 industrial facilities. The audit reports will provide the basis on which the transition to a low-carbon economy plan will be constructed. The objective is providing contributions to the sustainable development and the competitive advantage of the GAP Region through the reduction of the carbon emissions of the industrial plants.