As per EE Law, energy management activities are mandatory for buildings and industrial establishments of particular size. Accordingly energy managers have to be appointed at;
- Industrial enterprises which have total annual energy consumption of 1000 toe or more
- Commercial and service buildings which have total construction area over 20,000 m2 or total annual energy consumption over 500 toe,
- Public buildings which have total construction area over 10,000 m2 or total annual energy consumption over 250 toe,
- Organized industrial zones,
- Thermal power plants which have over 100 MW of installed capacity
Certification programmes for energy managers in the industry and building sectors have been organized respectively since 1997, first by the former EIE, and later by its successor General Directorate of Renewable Energy and now Department of Energy Efficiency and Environment on behalf of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
Within these programme, some institutions and firms such as the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and the Osmaniye Korkut Ata University authorized to provide EE services such as authorizing consultancy companies and organizing trainings. There are already over 8500 certified energy managers, 1560 industrial firms and 1430 buildings signed in Energy Efficiency Portal owned by Energy Efficiency and Environment Department on behalf of Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
Every year until the end of March, the annual total energy consumption information is collected by the Energy Efficiency and Environment Department on behalf of The Ministry. Those who do not meet the above requirements are obliged to report their last 3 years’ total energy consumption in every 5 years. Energy Efficiency Control Regulation was prepared regarding the obligations of firms/buildings/Legal published in the Official Gazette on July 6, 2018 and entered into force.