THE FIRST MEETING WAS HELD ON THE WORKING OUT THE NATIONAL STRATEGY OF TURKMENISTAN ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
On July 9, 2020, the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the working out the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on the Development of Renewable Energy with the participation of international organizations was held in a video conference format.
The meeting was attended by the heads and representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Finance and Economics, Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan, state concerns "Türkmengaz", "Türkmennebit". The meeting was also attended by the Director of the Country Support and Partnership Department of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Gurbuz Gonul, the Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, Ambassador Natalya Drozd and UNDP representatives.
During the meeting, the participants spoke on the topics: “Global trends and prospects for the use of renewable energy sources in Turkmenistan”, “Ways of developing renewable energy in Turkmenistan”, “Implementation of scientific projects based on renewable energy sources”, “Using international experience to develop the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on the development of renewable energy".
There was also a presentation on the activities of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat in providing support in the field of renewable energy development, and a presentation on the prospects of cooperation between the Ministry of Energy of Turkmenistan and UNDP on the development of renewable energy. During the discussion of the draft content of the National Strategy, the participants exchanged views on global trends and on the current state of renewable energy development.