Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by 0.23% in March 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 23.74 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also decreased by 0.74% to 23.62 billion kilowatt-hours compared to March 2019.
Out of March's total production, 40.64% was generated by hydro plants while 20.48% was derived from imported coal and 10.19% from natural gas power plants.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 14.25%. Wind plants generated 9.05% and the remaining 5.39% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries increased by 18.58% to 307.18 million kilowatt-hours compared to 259.05 million kilowatt-hours in March 2019.
Exports decreased by 27.69% to 190.92 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 91.41 gigawatts by the end of February 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer