It is estimated Ireland imported in excess of €6 billion worth of energy products through the UK in 2014. In the wake of the leave vote, what is the upshot for the Irish energy market?

Read more: Brexit: What will it mean for Ireland’s energy market?


Contact: ATT. TUNA COLGAR, ATT. ECE YILMAZ; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)

Introduction

The Electricity Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA”) amended the Regulation on the Unlicensed Electricity Generation in the Electricity Market (“Regulation”). Within this context, EMRA prepared three different exposure drafts amending such Regulation on 15.05.2015, 26.10.2015 and 26.11.2015. Finally, EMRA has finalized its evaluation, and has made the necessary adjustments via the Regulation Amending the Regulation on the Unlicensed Electricity Generation in the Electricity Market (“Amending Regulation”). The Amending Regulation entered into force through publication in the Official Gazette dated 23.03.2016 and numbered 29662. The drafts regarding the novelties to be introduced to the Regulation that were publicly disclosed were evaluated in one of our previous Newsletter articles[1]. This article clarifies the significant amendments to the Regulation, set forth by the Amending Regulation.

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Contact: Ece Yilmaz; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)

Introduction

Various investment incentives are adopted in order to encourage investments in the field of renewable energy resources, and to prevent potential investors’ hesitation to enter the electricity generation market due to high investment costs. Renewable Energy Resources Support Mechanism (“YEKDEM” or “YEK Support Mechanism”) has been established in an attempt to promote investments regarding renewable energy resources in Turkey. Within this context, the Regulation on Certification and Support of Renewable Energy Resources (“YEKDEM Regulation”) that was issued in accordance with the Law on the Use of Renewable Energy Resources for Electric Energy Generation numbered 5346 (“YEK Law”)[1], entered into force through publication in the Official Gazette dated 01.10.2013, and numbered 28872. This newsletter article examines the provisions of the Regulation in question. 

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Contact: Gaye Spolitis; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey)

Introduction

The Turkish Electricity Market Regulatory Authority (“EMRA”) prepared a draft Exposure Draft(“Draft”) to amend the Regulation on the Unlicensed Electricity Generation (“Regulation”)[1] that was submitted for the public in November, 2015, for commentary and review from market players, investors, legal and business advisors. The Draft is an indication of the will from the regulator and a projection of a possible legislation; therefore, this short article highlights the main issues of consideration prior to the publication and entry into force of the Draft.

Read more: Proposed Exposure Draft to Amend the Regulation on Unlicensed Electricity Generation


Contact: James Plumb, Partner and Duncan Lomas, Solicitor

In Agripower Australia Ltd v Coleman & Anor [2015] QCA 266, the Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Agripower Australia Ltd (Agripower) against the earlier decision of Coleman v Prentice & Anor [2015] QSC 118. Agripower holds a mining lease over a large deposit of diatomaceous earth in North Queensland.

Read more: Court of Appeal upholds decision in dispute regarding mining services agreement