Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by 0.81% in August compared to the same month of 2018, according to data released by Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The country's power consumption reached 26.42 billion kilowatt-hours last month, while electricity production decreased by 1.06% to reach 24.40 gigawatt-hours compared to August 2018.
Out of August's total production, 19.89% was generated by natural gas power plants while 26.32% was derived from hydro plants and 21.78% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 18.40%. Wind plants generated 10% and the remaining 3.61% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by 15.98% to stand at 193.12 million kilowatt-hours compared to 229.86 million kilowatt-hours in August 2018.
Exports also decreased by 36.84% to 175.86 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 90.45 gigawatts by the end of July 2019, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer