Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by 0.37% in September 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 23.12 billion kilowatt-hours last month, while electricity production decreased by 0.3% to reach 24.16 gigawatt-hours compared to September 2018.
Out of September's total production, 20.54% was generated by natural gas power plants while 23.52% was derived from hydro plants and 24.74% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 18.92%. Wind plants generated 8.16% and the remaining 4.12% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by 36.89% to stand at 129.09 million kilowatt-hours compared to 204.57 million kilowatt-hours in September 2018.
Exports also decreased by 26.24% to 169.03 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 90.41 gigawatts by the end of August 2019, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer