Energy Bourse Shares Collect 114 Firm Application

epdk-TUMBA total of 114 companies have made bids to acquire shares in the company that will be founded to manage Turkey’s new energy bourse, the head of the country’s energy watchdog has announced. Energy Market Regulation Board (EPDK) Chairman Mustafa Yılmaz said 114 electricity and natural gas companies that want to own stakes in the Energy Markets Business Corporation (EPİAŞ) have applied to the EPDK.

EPİAŞ is designated to serve as the sole energy exchange of Turkey and will be integrated into Borsa Istanbul, the umbrella institution that all the exchanges in Turkey operate within. While the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEİAŞ) and Borsa Istanbul, will own 30 percent each, the remaining 40 percent portion of the bourse will be allocated to the private sector.  In a written statement released on Aug. 3, Yılmaz said 100 of the applicant companies operate in electricity sector, while 14 of them are natural gas firms.

The total amount of demanded share for the 61.57 million-Turkish Lira capital company is calculated as 63.89 million units, according to initial findings, he added. Yılmaz said the EPDK would review the applications within the EPİAŞ partnership articles and related regulations and finalize its decision. The chairman said EPİAŞ’s mission was to ensure efficient, transparent and credible planning, develop and manage organized wholesale markets, maintain fair and reliable price creation and encourage new investments.