Year:2007 (last amended 2014)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007 (last amended 2014)
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Geothermal>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity
Agency:Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration
Legal References:Law No: 5686, Date of Acceptance 03/06/3007, Official Gazette Publishing Date: 13/06/2007 No: 26551

This Law sets forth the rules and principles for exploring, producing and protecting geothermal and natural mineral water resources. Geothermal and natural mineral waters belong to the state. A special licence is required to carry out exploration activities. The licence may be issued according to the procedure regulated by these provisions and shall be valid for three years. An operational licence is also necessary to exploit geothermal resources. Operational licences are valid for 30 years and may be extended for up to 10 years. Exploration and operational licences are transferable. Site activities are subject to annual inspections by the General Directorate of Minerals Research and Exploration. The integrated use of geothermal energy, the re-injection of geothermal energy after use, efficiency and environmental protection are all also regulated by the Law.

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