Turkish companies urged to submit electricity output data
Turkish market players have been urged to submit generation availability data to a shared pool to boost transparency.
Since December 2011 grid operator TEIAŞ has started publishing aggregate generation availability figures by type of fuel.
However, before the publication of the daily snapshot, the transmission system operator (TSO) issued a monthly report that included detailed information about available capacity linked to the ownership of the respective plants.
That report was discontinued in November and participants are lobbying the TSO to re-publish similarly detailed data.
Onur Yazgan, vice-chairman of the Turkish Electricity Traders' Association (ETD) and executive board member at Fina Enerji, one of the biggest energy companies in Turkey, said he had approached TEIAŞ on behalf of ETD.
He said the TSO had decided to discontinue the monthly report because some of the data contained commercially sensitive information about up to three players, contradicting the statistics law.
"The ball is in our court now," he said, urging private companies to start publishing generation availability data that could be collected by a central counterparty, processed and then made available publicly. He said regulator EMRA might take the facilitator's role, but that this seemed unlikely for now.
A similar model is operated by the European Energy Exchange, where more than 90% of producers submit generation data that is then published on an adjacent transparency website.
A participant said the publication of available generation data was crucial to the entire market because the information allows companies to optimise their long-term generation and price outlook.
He said the snapshot was a welcome addition, but insisted that the market required more detailed figures that indicated future availability.
In an email to ICIS Heren, TEIAŞ explained the available generation figure published in the daily snapshot was calculated as taking into account the total installed capacity, the current maintenance programme, outages and failures of power plants, as well as spinning, primary and secondary reserve. AS
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