Turkey produced 62.08% of its electricity from local and renewable sources in the first seven months of 2020, according to the data from Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The country aims to annually produce almost 66% of electricity from local and renewable sources.
Turkey produced 162.13 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from January to July 2020. In the same period of last year, the country produced 169.03 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity.
In the first seven months of 2020, Turkey produced 100.65 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from local and renewable sources.
Share of natural gas stood at 17%. Imported coal had a share of 20.87% and domestic coal with 14.89%.
In the same period, hydro ranked first in the electricity production with 33.25% share and wind's share was around 9%.
The month with the highest share of domestic resources was April with 72%. The month in which imported resources had the largest share in production was recorded as January with 51.83%.
In the January-July period, 1.61 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was imported. In the same period last year, this figure was calculated as 1.15 billion kilowatt-hours. Thus, Turkey's imports of electricity in January-July period of this year increased by nearly 40% compared to the same period last year.
Electricity exports decreased by 38% compared to the same period last year. During the period, 1.08 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity was exported. In the same period of last year, this figure was 1.75 billion kilowatt-hours.
In addition, Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 92.01 gigawatts by the end of June 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer