Energy Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association President Alper Kalaycı said, “The field researches show that Turkey’s renewable energy equipment exports exceeded the level of 500 million dollars annually.”

Turkey’s first Renewable Energy Equipment and Services Exporters’ Association is planned to be established in İzmir, the capital of the sector, under the umbrella of Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB).

Aegean Exporters’ Unions Coordinator President Jak Eskinazi stated that Turkey covered great ground in the production of renewable energy equipment.

Emphasizing that 100 percent domestic wind turbines will be built in Turkey, Eskinazi said, “Significant technology and R&D are also developing in this field. Our aim is to gather the producers under the same roof and enable them to unite forces. We launched this initiative because there is no exporter association in the renewable energy sector in Turkey.”

Eskinazi said that 309 companies exporting in the field of renewable energy equipment, 200 of which are located in İzmir, would be examined on the basis of products and services in this context.

Eskinazi stated that they started to analyze the registered exports of the companies and added the following:

“We need to do a very sensitive study on the 309 companies we have because there is no customs tariff in renewable energy. For example, the engine part used in a wind turbine is not considered renewable energy equipment; that is, there is no tariff to distinguish it. It is exported as an engine and hence it is regarded in the defense industry in terms of its topic. Therefore, it is necessary to define a new Customs Tariff Statistics Position (GTIP). We are examining what kind of potential we have before us right now.”

“The Union will be a reference point for investors”

Energy Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (ENSIA) Chairman of the Board Alper Kalaycı stated that they started to work on the establishment of Turkey’s first Renewable Energy Equipment and Service Exporters’ Association under EIB in order to transform the export capability of the Aegean Region into a corporate structure.

Stating that EIB has started to scan export companies operating in the renewable energy sector throughout Turkey, Kalaycı said, “The first steps will be taken soon to gather the companies whose GTIP codes match under the roof of the union planned to be established in Izmir.”

Kalaycı explained that the Best For Energy Project, which started in 2020 and is carried out with the grant support of the EU, also relieved the burden of the EIB management in the technical work to be carried out on the basis of exporting companies.

Mentioning that a study was carried out with the participation of 309 companies within the scope of the project in which ENSIA and İzmir Development Agency are stakeholders, Kalaycı made the following statement:

“It was understood that 67 percent of the companies participating in the Clean Energy and Clean Technology Talent Matrix (CLEANMATRIX) study exported, that 90 percent managed to increase their revenues in the last two years, and that 83 percent managed to increase their profitability in the last two years. Field research shows that Turkey’s renewable energy equipment exports exceed 500 million dollars annually. With the increase in installed power levels based on renewable energy sources in Turkey every year, the production and export potentials of the companies producing equipment will also increase. When it is considered that the level of exports will increase every year, the importance of coordination and unity of forces in the sector is understood once again. The exporter’s union, which is planned to be established, will also be a reference point for international capital considering investing in Turkey. It is possible to talk about a strategy in which no one loses and all the industry and exporting companies win. It will not be difficult to meet the conditions described in the law regulating the establishment principles of the unions since there will be no distribution in the exports of any sector.” (AA)

Turkey’s first Renewable Energy Equipment and Services Exporters’ Association is planned to be established in İzmir, the capital of the sector, under the umbrella of Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EIB).

Aegean Exporters’ Unions Coordinator President Jak Eskinazi stated that Turkey covered great ground in the production of renewable energy equipment.

Emphasizing that 100 percent domestic wind turbines will be built in Turkey, Eskinazi said, “Significant technology and R&D are also developing in this field. Our aim is to gather the producers under the same roof and enable them to unite forces. We launched this initiative because there is no exporter association in the renewable energy sector in Turkey.”

Eskinazi said that 309 companies exporting in the field of renewable energy equipment, 200 of which are located in İzmir, would be examined on the basis of products and services in this context.

Eskinazi stated that they started to analyze the registered exports of the companies and added the following:

“We need to do a very sensitive study on the 309 companies we have because there is no customs tariff in renewable energy. For example, the engine part used in a wind turbine is not considered renewable energy equipment; that is, there is no tariff to distinguish it. It is exported as an engine and hence it is regarded in the defense industry in terms of its topic. Therefore, it is necessary to define a new Customs Tariff Statistics Position (GTIP). We are examining what kind of potential we have before us right now.”

“The Union will be a reference point for investors”

Energy Industrialists and Businessmen’s Association (ENSIA) Chairman of the Board Alper Kalaycı stated that they started to work on the establishment of Turkey’s first Renewable Energy Equipment and Service Exporters’ Association under EIB in order to transform the export capability of the Aegean Region into a corporate structure.

Stating that EIB has started to scan export companies operating in the renewable energy sector throughout Turkey, Kalaycı said, “The first steps will be taken soon to gather the companies whose GTIP codes match under the roof of the union planned to be established in Izmir.”

Kalaycı explained that the Best For Energy Project, which started in 2020 and is carried out with the grant support of the EU, also relieved the burden of the EIB management in the technical work to be carried out on the basis of exporting companies.

Mentioning that a study was carried out with the participation of 309 companies within the scope of the project in which ENSIA and İzmir Development Agency are stakeholders, Kalaycı made the following statement:

“It was understood that 67 percent of the companies participating in the Clean Energy and Clean Technology Talent Matrix (CLEANMATRIX) study exported, that 90 percent managed to increase their revenues in the last two years, and that 83 percent managed to increase their profitability in the last two years. Field research shows that Turkey’s renewable energy equipment exports exceed 500 million dollars annually. With the increase in installed power levels based on renewable energy sources in Turkey every year, the production and export potentials of the companies producing equipment will also increase. When it is considered that the level of exports will increase every year, the importance of coordination and unity of forces in the sector is understood once again. The exporter’s union, which is planned to be established, will also be a reference point for international capital considering investing in Turkey. It is possible to talk about a strategy in which no one loses and all the industry and exporting companies win. It will not be difficult to meet the conditions described in the law regulating the establishment principles of the unions since there will be no distribution in the exports of any sector.” (AA)