Technical Assistance for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Support for the Municipalities and Universities


European Commission

Duration April 2019 – April 2022


The main objective of the project is to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Municipalities, Universities and research institutions in Turkey. The implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects will improve the overall energy system mainly by reducing fossil fuel consumption and transmission loses and will help Turkey in achieving its energy policy targets. The implementation of local projects will increase the public awareness since municipalities and universities have huge impact on local communities. Furthermore, transferring know-how and developing local technologies by increasing R&D activities will have positive impact on the countries energy security and increase the added value of the works.

Project goals and results

The expected results of the project can be classified in the following categories:
  • Enhanced capacity of the municipalities and universities in relation to renewable energy and energy efficiency applications
  • Initiation and contribution to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in municipalities and university campuses.
  • Supporting R&D applications for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

Tasks of IREES

  • As a service provider IREES role in the project focuses on delivering expert support activities for R&D projects which will support universities and research institutions in Turkey in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Additionally, it will ensure dissemination of success stories and achievements of these universities and research institutions to other universities in Turkey though a set of awareness raising measures.

Project partner

  • GIZ International Services – Coordinator

  • Eptisa Group – Consortium Partner

  • Eptisa Mühendislik Ltd. – Consortium Partner

  • Obermeyer Planen + Beraten GMBH – Consortium Partner

  • Life Enerji – Consortium Partner

  • Fraunhofer ISI – Service Provider

  • Dena – Service Provider

  • FutureCamp – Service Provider

  • Beuth University of Applied Sciences – Service Provider

  • SHURA – Service Provider

  • Ekodenge – Service Provider


Dr. Jan Steinbach
Dr. Jan Steinbach
Eftim Popovski
Eftim Popovski