Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by 16.7% in May 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 19.64 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also decreased by 17.8% to 19.55 billion kilowatt-hours compared to May 2019.
Out of May's total production, 46% was generated by hydro plants while 16.63% was derived from imported coal and 8.44% from natural gas power plants.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 14.86%. Wind plants generated 7.79% and the remaining 6.28% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries increased by 54.15% to 210.70 million kilowatt-hours compared to 136.68 million kilowatt-hours in May 2019.
Electricity exports decreased by 63.13% to 120.70 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 91.57 gigawatts at the end of April 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer