According to preliminary Turkish site studies, 12 of the 19 households Troya reached, had low education and energy literacy level. For the next step, Troya is planning to increase their knowledge and awareness by providing energy, climate, sustainability and some technical training to a total of 19 households. The aim is to try to create the concept of Energy community with at least 10 of this 19-household community through these trainings and to try to create the first EC concept in Turkey.


Troya Environmental (TROYA, https://www.troyacevre.org/) is an NGO based in Turkey, Çanakkale, working against the climate change effects in different areas especially renewable energy, energy communities and protecting ecological habitats. TROYA has experience in dissemination & communication activities, advocacy activities and educate disadvantage and local people on climate, energy and ecology issues. It is also the umbrella organisation of Turkish Renewable Energy Cooperatives. Work for build their capacity and contact policy makers. TROYA operates within the area served by the DSO UEDAS. UEDAS is a DSO company that works at South Marmara field in Turkey. There are more than 3,3M customers. UEDAS operating more than 51.000 km grid line with more than 10.000 MVA installed power capacity. There are various types of renewable energy prosumers connecting to the grid in UEDAS operating area. There are 150+ Wind Turbines, 350+ Solar power plants and 80+ other type (biomass, hydroelectric, thermal energy etc.), the sum of 850 MVA renewable power capacity.



Aşağıçavuş, a forest village, will be selected as the pilot site for our project. Within this village, there are 19 rooftop solar plants with a capacity of 2250 kWp (DC) per plants. 

Installations done by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to support forest villages. In this way, an energy community has been formed with the forest villagers.

All meters integrated into the systems can be remotely monitored, allowing us to easily access consumption and production data for use in the project.


Relevance on Energy Communities’ framework

A customer can have more than 1 consumption and production point on different connection points. Customer can be a company or home user. Customer can sell energy to Assigned Supply Company.

Customers can sale energy to assigned supply company in frame of YEKDEM regulations (Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism). According to this regulation, Assigned Supply Company guarantees to buy energy produced

When energy cooperative members or community members see the difference between the amount of (kWh) electricity they consume and the amount they give to the grid, they have more efficient energy consumption and share this with other cooperative members.



Customers can produce energy and feed the grid. Meanwhile, customers can use the energy that produced by customers at their consumption facility

Cooperatives work for their members and other communities in the field of energy efficiency and energy saving. There are no cooperatives working in the field of energy efficiency, there are private companies in this field. In this regard, Troya will conduct behavioural research on energy efficiency in 10 pilot houses and prepare a statistical evaluation.

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Troya will carry out studies and pilot meetings on the establishment of new cooperatives, increasing their capacities, and researching and disseminating different cooperatives in this regard.


Current situation MASTERPIECE achievements

TROYA RE Cooperative
More than 30 participants
Pilot influential area of 30,000 citizens

Energy Community Formed

             - Ten PV prosumers installation

              - Optimisation of production PV

         - Test of simulated energy flow Marketplace

         - Behavioural research for energy efficiency

              - Energy/Climate literacy increase

  - Energy management democratic participatory schemes.

Current situation MASTERPIECE achievements

TROYA RE Cooperative

More than 30 participants
Pilot influential area of 30,000 citizens

Energy Community served and extended thanks to:

- Social innovations

- Digital interfaces for prosumers and DSO

- more Demand Response and flexibility services

- Test Potential P2P systems

- More fiscal meters installed to enable a larger P2P marketplace

- More investment on Renewable Energy

- Installation of Smart meters

- 500 EC participants

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