Turkey has updated the regulatory regime related to the ancillary services necessary to ensure safe operation and quality standards for electricity transmission and distribution. Notably, an online registry will be launched, the Price Determination Commission will be disbanded, and the scope of facilities which qualify as ancillary services has been expanded.

The Electricity Market Ancillary Services Regulation (“Regulation”) was published in Official Gazette number 30252 on 26 November 2017, entering into force on 1 January 2018.

Notable changes introduced by the Regulation include:

  • An online registry system has been introduced for ancillary services.
  • Ancillary services providers must now identify and register the relevant ancillary service units that they will operate.
  • The following facilities can now register as ancillary service providers:
  • Generation facilities with over 50 MW installed capacity (if registered as a reconciliation unit).
  • Consumption facilities which met certain conditions.
  • Energy storage facilities.
  • The Price Determination Commission will be disbanded, which was responsible for determining the service cost unit of the primary frequency control and presenting it to the Electricity Market Regulatory Authority.

Please see this link for the full text of the Regulation (only available in Turkish).