Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık said that Turkey would produce twice as much energy as it currently does by 2023; therefore, it is necessary to transform current networks into smart networks.
Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık said that Turkey would produce twice as much energy as it currently does by 2023; therefore, it is necessary to transform current networks into smart networks based on information and communication technologies. Speaking at the third International Istanbul Smart Grid Congress and Fair (ICSG Istanbul 2015) organized by the Science, Industry and Technology Ministry and the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, Işık said just like every aspect of life, energy is also undergoing a major technological transformation. He added that with developing technologies, energy grids and computer and network technologies should be integrated to become smart systems. This way, the process from converting communication infrastructure with a one-way grid to a multi-way grid network can be accomplished more effectively and efficiently.
Işık said that many countries in the world are aware that smart grids and networks are superior to conventional grids. Thus, as the ministry, they are working on future technologies, including smart networks, the Internet of objects, 3-D printer technologies, wearable technologies, cloud information and wireless energy transfer. He stressed the main aim was to improve the quality of Turkey’s energy production and become a country that is capable of producing high value-added and high technology products. “The energy sector has an important role to play in the success story of Turkey, which is the 17th biggest economy in the world and the sixth biggest economy in Europe,” Işık said.
Turkey, which aims to become one of the 10 largest economies in the world, expects its energy consumption to double. Işık said that adequate, continuous, high quality, low cost and environmentally friendly energy should be offered to all energy consumers; therefore, Turkey needs smart networks based on information and communication technologies.