Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by 2.23% in June 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 22.52 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also decreased by 3.48% to 22.23 billion kilowatt-hours compared to June 2019.
Out of June's total production, 30.13% was generated by hydro plants while 24.34% was derived from imported coal and 15.88% from natural gas power plants.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 18.78%. Wind plants generated 5.68% and the remaining 5.19% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries increased by 121.96% to 343.465 million kilowatt-hours compared to 154.744 million kilowatt-hours in June 2019.
Electricity exports decreased by 63.91% to 56.24 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 91.93 gigawatts at the end of May 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer