Efficiency in Transformers Platform (TRAFORM)
The TRAFORM Platform was established within the scope of the agreement signed between eight electricity distribution companies, the Electricity Distribution Services Association (ELDER), and Ozyegin University. Electrical
and Electronics Engineering Faculty Member Dr. Göktürk Poyrazoğlu leads the teams that examines 222 thousand transformers on the platform to develop under the project management. As a result of the project, it is aimed to reduce the energy losses from transformers by 50 percent. The project consists of two phases and the first phase started in 2018 and entailed the production of a document called the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan. In the second phase, the projects that are included in the action plan and that can be taken into action are turned into a big project.
This project, which is finalized in 2022, was carried out under the coordination of the Electricity Distribution Services Association, with the support of the Energy Market Regulatory Board and theMinistry of Energy and Natural Resources. It included 3 different business packages. Ozyegin University undertook the energy efficiency work package in transformers in the first work package. Here, together with 8 companies that are stakeholders of the project in the distribution sector, we prepared a plan for more efficient replacement of transformers after analyzing data from 222 thousand units in 30 cities.