Event Start:
17/10/19 15:30
Event End:
17/10/19 18:00
Raffles Istanbul, Zorlu Center, İstanbul, Turkey
Event Summary:

IPFA Turkey: Istanbul

Challenges in Renewable Financing - YEKA Projects and Outlook Post-2020

The Turkish government has recently introduced the Renewable Energy Resources Area (“YEKA”) model to boost renewable investment in Turkey. These are large-scale renewable projects which are tendered out by the Turkish government and backed by long-term PPAs with an aim to develop local manufacturing and produce low-cost renewable energy. As YEKDEM mechanism (another tool which has been used to support renewables) is expected to terminate by the end of 2020, YEKA projects are currently the primary driving force of renewable investment in Turkey.

So far, Turkish government has tendered (i) a 1,000 MW solar project, (ii) 1,000 MW wind project, and (iii) most recently four wind projects, each with a capacity of 250 MW. Yet, due to various challenges faced, the progress of the initial projects has been less than expected so far. 
The discussion is intended to cover the challenges faced by YEKA projects from financing, regulatory and technical perspectives and the future of renewable financing post-2020.


15.30 Registration

16.00 Welcome and Introduction

Zeynep Çakmak, Partner, Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı


16.05 IPFA Update

Günay Gokcen, Council Member, IPFA Turkey


16.10 Keynote Address: Evaluation of the Regulatory Framework Applicable to YEKA Tenders

Mr. Değer Saygın, Director, SHURA Energy Transition Center

16.40 Panel Discussion & Q&A

Moderated by: Mustafa Durakoğlu, Partner, Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı

Alp Farhi, Project Finance Advisor, ENERCON

Yasemin Kuytak, Director of the Turkish Representative Office, KfW-IPEX Bank

Cahit Büyükbaş, Senior Manager (Finance, Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions), Enerjisa

Bayram Mercan, Project Consultant and Business Development Coordinator, BTY Group


17.40 Closing Remarks

Zeynep Çakmak, Partner, Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı


17.45 Networking Drinks Reception kindly hosted by Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı


This event will be held in Turkish with simultaneous translation in English if needed.


Cakmak Avukatlik Ortakligi


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