An international training held on Business Planning for Energy Efficiency Projects

01 Jul 2013

The aim of the training course was to train the representatives of the MENR, local financial institutions, ESCOs on the banking requirements and how to develop energy efficiency projects bankable proposals, to transfer know-how and knowledge on concepts and practical applications of project finance.
 

New Horizons, July 2013 - The international training course on “Business Planning for Energy Efficiency Projects” was co-organized in İstanbul on June by Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) National Directorate of Renewable Energy (GDRE), the United Nations Economics and Social Commission (UNECE), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

The training course has been realized within the scope of “Promoting Energy Efficiency in Turkey” projects which are financially supported by GEF, executed by Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) National Directorate of Renewable Energy (GDRE) and implemented by United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the collaboration of relevant institutions.

The training also helped to build local capacity and serve the needs of local experts to prepare investment projects, to appraise their knowledge of equity participation in projects, mezzanine and third party finance capacities.

The training was formed of two phases

The first phase was held on 17-19 with the participation of representatives from ministries, financial institutions, ESCOs in Turkey.

The second phase was held on 20-21 June in addition with international participants.

Around 70 institutions and organizations were invited from Turkey to the training and in total more than 80 participants from 20 countries were trained on Business Planning for Energy Efficiency Projects.
 

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