Turkey makes progress on transparent energy database
The first phase of an integrated database that would bring real-time transparent information to the Turkish energy sector is likely to be completed by the end of this month, a senior source at the Turkish ministry of energy told ICIS.
The department is spearheading a database based on the model provided by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). It will collect and publish information ranging from macroeconomics to the transmission of electricity and natural gas (see EDEM 29 August 2012).
In its first phase, the database will collect data regarding generation by electricity incumbent EÜAŞ and possibly production schedules from private companies.
This information will be used internally by the ministry and is expected to become available at the end of this month.
A tender will be subsequently organised for the necessary software and hardware needed to run an expanded database.
Once the data are in place they will be made available to market participants.
"In the first phase we are going to collect energy data related to the ministry," the source said. "The information will include real-time generation from EÜAŞ and possibly from private participants, but it will take time to adapt everything. This information will be used by the ministry first [before being released to the public]," he said.
The database will be structured according to EIA's model of published energy statistics and analysis. The department is also well known for its weekly oil and gas reports that includes stock data collected on a compulsory basis from all market participants. AS
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