Reviewing the implementations and studies of energy efficiency obligation schemes towards establishing a scheme in Turkey

Cin R., Onaygil S.

Energy Efficiency, vol.17, no.1, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12053-023-10182-w
  • Journal Name: Energy Efficiency
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, ABI/INFORM, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Compendex, Geobase, INSPEC, Pollution Abstracts
  • Keywords: Energy efficiency, Energy efficiency obligation schemes, Literature review, Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS) is a market-based policy mechanism that requires energy companies that sell energy to end-users to carry out energy efficiency measures on end-users. Within the scope of this study, EEOS’ implementations and studies are reviewed to contribute to setting up an obligation scheme in Turkey. By reviewing the existing literature, studies are grouped and summarized. Also, existing EEOS experiences were presented. Critical points, success parameters, and lessons learned from the EEOS were investigated, and the review results were discussed for possible adoption of Turkish EEOS. Finally, the study was concluded by proposing future research topics for Turkey.