USAK releases energy security report today

USAK releases energy security report today

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USAK releases energy security report today

Construction work continues at a hydro power station in the southeast. Local think tank USAK’s report to be released today discusses the secure flow of energy.

Ankara-based International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) will release its energy infrastructure report today at a conference with the participation of senior Energy Ministry officials and prominent academics.

“This report aims to create a new opening on the issue of critical energy infrastructure security, which is gaining more importance especially in Turkey’s geography, by adopting a different perspective,” USAK said in a written statement.

The report emphasizes that the regular and secure flow of energy resources is as important as the principle of diversity of resource supplies in boosting energy security.

The conference’s opening remarks will be made by Energy Ministry Undersecretary Metin Kilci and USAK Director Özdem Sanberk, which will be followed by the presentation of the Critical Energy Infrastructure Security Project Final Report, USAK said in a written statement.

Recalling that USAK was focused on critical energy infrastructure security in 2011 through meticulous studies conducted by its recently established Energy Security Research Center (EGAM), the think tank said the report was aimed at discovering the state of the energy security in Turkey and in the world. The report was written by 12 authors who conducted interviews with more than 30 experts in eight different cities with the inclusion of the results of a conference held in June 2011.

“USAK hopes to bring awareness and fill the absence of resources in the field of energy infrastructure security in Turkey through this study,” read the statement.