Enerji Hanım at Kocaeli


Fifth Step of the Enerji Hanım Turkey Tour was Kocaeli

Ladies from Kocaeli also Said "Energy Efficiency"

Mr. İbrahim Çağlar, the President of the Energy Efficiency Association, reminded that energy efficiency represented the sixth largest resource of energy and stated that by just taking measures at homes, savings up to 4 billion Turkish Liras can be made annually.

The Enerji Hanım project, which represents the joint project of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, continues its Turkey Tour. Enerji Hanım, who appeared before women in Kocaeli’s Sabancı Culture Center, reminded issues known by everyone but the application of which are rather ignored. Enerji Hanım, who reminded that by taking small measures at homes, annual savings valued at a quarter gold coin could be obtained and that the national earnings would be 4 billion Turkish Liras.

During his speech Mr. İbrahim Çağlar, the President of the Energy Efficiency Association that started the project, which is also supported by Mrs. Emine Erdoğan, the spouse of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and which started-off for spreading the efficient energy usage conscience nationwide, stated they saw women as economists at home and that the project that started with them would gradually spread throughout the country. The educational program, which was attended by the Vice President of the Energy Efficiency Association Mrs.Şafak Müderrisgil and Mr.Ali Kibar; the Chair of the Kocaeli Branch, Mr.Ali Fuat Eyüboğlu; and Ak Party’s MYKY Member Mrs.Ayşe Bahçecik, drew intense attention of the ladies from Kocaeli. Mr. İbrahim Çağlar stated the following during the activity, in which the hall as completely full:

“We have initially made a survey study. We have reached 2 thousand 929 women in 20 cities. We have asked them whether electrical home gadgets were used consciously. Later in Ankara, we have placed one pc measurement devices in 5 different households in 5 different provinces. We have placed energy monitors in the electrical home gadgets in each household and we have uploaded to the databank the total energy amount consumed at homes and the instant consumptions of such gadgets. As a result, we have reported in detail the consumption habits before and after the conscience-raising studies in the Enerji Hanım project. And we saw that just by this method, we could earn 4 billion Turkish Liras annually. We have conducted our first educational study in Kayseri. This was followed in Denizli, Konya, Bursa and now Kocaeli. We take the contact information of all women participating in our meetings. Our colleagues will later meet them and take the results. After a short while, we will begin to harvest the fruits of the studies we have performed. Until June, we will continue educational programs in a total of 20 cities”.

Enerji Hanım was Amazed by the Energy Conscience of the Women from Kocaeli

Later, Mrs.Süeda Çil, the artist who played the Enerji Hanım character and who got together with Kocaeli’s women later on, made a small examination by asking them several questions about energy efficiency. Energy Enerji Hanım later gave examples on how wastage of household and national resources can be prevented via small measures and applications. Enerji Hanım, who expressed that she was amazed by the conscience shown by women on the subject of efficient energy usage, was applauded by all women crowding the hall.


At the end of the lottery held amongst the meeting’s participants following the educational program, the winners were awarded 20 pcs gifts such as refrigerator, washing machine, vacuum cleaner and kitchen robot. Following the meeting, the winners received their gifts from the hands of Mrs.Şafak Müderrisgil, the Vice President of the Energy Efficiency Association.