Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by 15.39% in April compared to the same month of 2019, according to data released by Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The country's power consumption reached 19.14 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also decreased by 16.37% to 19.13 billion kilowatt-hours compared to April 2019.
Out of April's total production, 47.60% was generated by hydro plants while 13.79% was derived from imported coal and 7.71% from natural gas power plants.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 14.16%. Wind plants generated 10.33% and the remaining 6.41% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries increased by 36.07% to 163.77 million kilowatt-hours compared to 120.36 million kilowatt-hours in April 2019.
Exports decreased by 44.35% to 163.23 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 91.37 gigawatts by the end of March 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer