Bahanur Nasya from the Wonderland Platform for European Architecture, moderated this session on behalf of our project. Our first guest was our stakeholder Turkish Cogeneration Association(KOJENTÜRK). Yavuz Aydın and Yağmur Bozkurt represented KOJENTÜRK for this webinar. We would also like to thank our partners from Karşıyaka Belediyesi, Özlem Şenyol and Yasemin Şentürk.
Our members from Karşıyaka Municipality, Izmir Institute of Technology and Middle East Technical University have been to the pilot area in Karsiyaka, Zübeyde Hanim District to investigate the current conditions of the neighbourhood for an energy transition. They have been gathering important data from the area as well as interacting with the locals throughout this process.
We want to thank this hardworking team; Onur Taylan, Hasan Burak Çavka, Didem Karaca, Yasemin Şentürk and Arzu Doğruyol for their contributions and incentives towards creating more sustainable, resilient and participatory communities.
PED-ACT Team visited ODTÜ-GÜNAM the Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications in Ankara. ODTÜ-GÜNAM was founded by an initiative from the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ/METU) in 2009 as a multi-discipliner research center. They explained their visions to strengthen society by creating fundamental knowledge through research that supports innovation in solar energy at national, EU and global levels; facilitating R&I at national, EU and global levels by providing scientific services and access to unique scientific facilities to researchers and industry; developing human capacities through training and education to strengthen R&I capacities and culture in Turkey specifically and at EU and global levels more generally; identifying and exploiting Intellectual Property (IP) created at ODTÜ-GUNAM; and supporting the market-uptake of solar energy technologies in Turkey by providing scientific consulting to ministries to craft appropriate regulations and policies (ODTÜ-GÜNAM, 2023). You can visit https://odtugunam.org for more information.
Today our team visited one of the prospective positive energy sites in Ankara. Orta Doğu Çamlık Housing Estate’s administrative board representatives Nedret Öztan and Günay Yeşildoruk informed us about the site and residents. Our researchers have discussed the innovative possibilities of a PED area.
PED-ACT 2nd General Assembly Meeting was hosted on 4-5 September by our partner Middle East Technical University in the capital city of Türkiye, Ankara. Our partners from all around the world; Dalarna University, Borlänge Municipality,Umeå University, Umeå Energy, Demir Energy, Middle East Technical University, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, Karşıyaka Municipality, Izmir Institute of Technology, Wonderland, and Austrian Institute of Technology have discussed the project evolvement in energy modelling processes, replication sites, data processing and adaptation of common database, digital reference generation, co-learning and co-design processes, replicable models, and dissemination of the project.