Turkey's daily electricity consumption increased by 2% to 1.04 million megawatt-hours on Wednesday compared to the previous day, breaking the previous day's record high, according to official figures of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) on Thursday.
As temperatures continue to rise and electricity demand increases throughout the country, the all-time record in consumption was broken with 1.02 million megawatt-hours on Tuesday.
Hourly power consumption peaked at 50,235 megawatt-hours at 15.00 local time, data from TEIAS showed. The country's electricity usage dropped to its lowest level of 33,740 megawatt-hours at 07.00 local time.
Electricity production amounted to 1.04 million megawatt-hours on Wednesday, marking a 1% increase from Tuesday.
Turkey's electricity production from natural gas plants constituted 34.9% of total electricity consumption, hydroelectricity power plants held a 19.1% share while imported coal plants comprised 15%.
On Wednesday, Turkey's electricity exports amounted to 13,931 megawatt-hours, while imports totaled 8,214 megawatt-hours.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu