Turkey's daily electricity consumption increased by 0.97% to 1,076,957 megawatt-hours on Thursday compared to the previous day, breaking the previous record high set on July 28, according to official figures of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) on Friday.
As temperatures continue to rise and electricity demand increases throughout the country, a new record high was set on Thursday, superseding the 1,066,604 megawatt-hours recorded on July 28.
Hourly power consumption peaked at 51,933 megawatt-hours at 15.00 local time (1200 GMT), data from TEIAS showed. The country's electricity usage dropped to its lowest level of 35,414 megawatt-hours at 07.00 local time (0400 GMT).
Electricity production amounted to 1,087,319 megawatt-hours on Thursday, marking a 0.9% increase from Wednesday.
Turkey's electricity production from natural gas plants constituted 36.6% of total electricity consumption, imported coal powerplants contributed 15.1% while hydropower plants comprised 13.6%.
On Thursday, Turkey's electricity exports amounted to 12,961 megawatt-hours, while imports totaled 2,809 megawatt-hours.
By Busranur Begcecanli