World Energy Council welcomes Enerjisa as Global Partner
Enerjisa chairman to speak at World Energy Congress
[LONDON & ISTANBUL] – 20 August 2013 – The World Energy Council (WEC) has welcomed Enerjisa as the newest member of its Global Partner programme.
Enerjisa is a leading energy company operating in Turkey’s electricity generation, distribution, trading, wholesale, and retail markets. The company is 50:50 owned by Sabancı Holding, one of the leading industrial and financial conglomerates in Turkey; and E.ON, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies.
Enerjisa joins the World Energy Council’s community of Global Partners to contribute to the WEC’s efforts in devising strategies to address global energy challenges and to deliver sustainable energy systems.
Mr Selahattin Hakman, Chairman of the Enerjisa Board of Directors, said:
“We are proud to have joined the World Energy Council’s global network. The WEC is the largest global network of energy leaders dedicated to delivering sustainable energy systems globally. The WEC has a wide membership portfolio and strong relationships with leading organisations in the sector, so becoming a Global Partner of the WEC will give us unrivalled opportunities to engage with industry leaders and experts from around the world. This will also be beneficial to our business as we carry out our growth plans. We look forward to contributing to the WEC’s thought leadership activities towards a more equitable, secure and sustainable energy future.”
Mr Selahattin Hakman made the remarks as he confirms his role as speaker at the World Energy Congress, the WEC’s premier energy gathering to take place in Daegu, South Korea, during 13-17 October. Mr Hakman will be speaking at the Eurasia Regional Crossroads session on Day 2, where he will discuss regional energy dynamics and Turkey’s increasing role as a key country for energy transit and terminals. He will also elaborate on recent developments in the Turkish energy sector and the sector’s achievements in establishing a functional competitive energy market which stands as a model for many countries in the region.
Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General of the World Energy Council, commented:
“We are delighted to welcome Enerjisa as our latest Global Partner. Our Global Partners are some of the most forward-thinking and innovative companies in the energy sector. We look forward to their participation and insights within our global network, in particular at our World Energy Congress this October.”
Taner Yıldız, Turkey’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, will be joining nearly 40 other government ministers as speakers at the World Energy Congress. Mr Yıldız was co-host of the WEC’s World Energy Leaders’ Summit in Istanbul, Turkey in April 2012 with the WEC’s Turkish Member Committee.
Christoph Frei said: “Enerjisa is our first Global Partner from Turkey. We expect this to be the start of a series of fruitful collaborations with Turkey in the run-up to our 2016 World Energy Congress in Istanbul.”
Mr Hakman added: “Becoming a Global Partner is also a timely step that marks Enerjisa’s leadership role as Istanbul hosts the next World Energy Congress in 2016.”
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Notes to Editors
About the World Energy Council
The World Energy Council (WEC) is the principal impartial network of leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, WEC is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with more than 3000 member organizations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders. WEC informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the energy policy dialogue.
Further details at www.worldenergy.org and @WECouncil
About the World Energy Council’s Global Partners programme
Established in 1999, the WEC’s Global Partners programme provides innovative energy and energy-related companies with immediate global visibility by connecting them to the WEC’s more than 90 national committees, encompassing over 3000 member organisations from public and private sectors. CEOs from the WEC’s Global Partners are also invited to attend the WEC’s World Energy Congress and World Energy Leaders’ Summits. WEC Global Partners support the WEC’s event programme but have no influence over the WEC’s strategy and studies.
The WEC’s Global Partners include: Black and Veatch, BNL Clean Energy, CESI S.p.A., Daesung Group, Duke Energy Corporation, Enerjisa, Eesti Energia, E.ON, Ernst & Young, Fluor Enterprises, KazEnergy Association, Repsol, and Vestas Wind Systems.
About the World Energy Congress
The triennial World Energy Congress has gained recognition since the first event in 1924 as the premier global forum for leaders and thinkers to debate solutions to energy issues. In addition to the discussions, the event provides an opportunity for executives to display their technologies and explore business opportunities. With the upcoming Congress in Daegu the event will have been held in 20 major cities around the world since its founding.
Further details at www.daegu2013.kr and @WECongress
Enerjisa is one of the leading players in Turkey’s growing electricity market. The company currently has 2000 MW of generation capacity in operation, 1800 MW under construction and about 1200 MW in engineering stages. Having already secured a 5000 MW diversified generation portfolio, Enerjisa targets to reach 7500 MW installed capacity by 2020, which would be equivalent to a 10% market share in Turkey’s electricity generation market. Enerjisa has also been a pioneer in liberalising Turkey’s distribution market since its takeover of the Baskent distribution region in 2009. As the selected bidder for the Ayedaş and Toroslar distribution tenders, completed in 2013, Enerjisa will serve more than 9 million distribution customers in 13 cities and the Anatolian part of Istanbul. Enerjisa is closely evaluating the opportunities in the natural gas market to add natural gas import and trading activities into its business portfolio.