H.E. Dr. Alparslan Bayraktar

Ministry of Energy & Natural Resources, Turkey

Deputy Minister of Energy & Natural Resources

Alparslan Bayraktar serves as the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. Prior to assuming this post, he was the Deputy Undersecretary of MENR following his service as the General Director of International Affairs and European Union. Between 2010-2016, Mr. Bayraktar served as a Commissioner of Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Türkiye. Before his public service, he worked for the private sector in Türkiye and abroad. Mr. Bayraktar also holds positions in various international organizations involved in issues relating to energy governance. He served as the Chairman of International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) and Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). Currently, he is the Chairman of World Energy Council Türkiye. Mr. Bayraktar holds B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, LL.M. in Law and Economics from Bilkent University and M.A. in International Relations from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. He received his Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental Economics & Policy from Middle East Technical University.

Sessions With H.E. Dr. Alparslan Bayraktar

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 02:50pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 08:50 pm - 08/mar/2022 09:30 pm

    Ministerial Plenary

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory

    Governments confront the dual challenge of meeting near-term industrial and residential energy demand and creating incentives to build the energy systems for a net-zero world. The 2021 gas and power crisis in Europe and Northeast Asia demonstrated the impact of supply shortfalls on economic activity and consumer prices. As countries plan their net-zero pathways, how realistic are assumptions on changes in demand? What strategies should be taken on hydrocarbon investment, and how should they vary based on national circumstances—such as the potential to substitute gas for diesel, or LPG for coal and wood? What strategies are governments employing to assure that deployments in low-carbon technologies align with diversification away from hydrocarbons?