Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by 0.51% in July 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 27.24 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also decreased by 0.69% to 27.21 billion kilowatt-hours compared to July 2019.
Out of July's total production, 27.85% was generated by hydro plants while 21.92% was derived from natural gas and 21.25% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 18.31%. Wind plants generated 7.12% and the remaining 3.55% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries increased by 4.82% to 172.025 million kilowatt-hours compared to 164.110 million kilowatt-hours in July 2019.
Electricity exports decreased by 22.8% to 139.50 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 92.09 gigawatts at the end of June 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer