Turkey's electricity consumption decreased by around 2.5% in February, compared to the same month of 2020, according to the latest data released by Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The country's power consumption reached 24.19 billion kilowatt-hours last month and electricity production also decreased by 1.49% to 24.33 billion kilowatt-hours compared to February 2020.
Out of February's total production, hydro plants generated 16.4% while 26.9% was derived from natural gas and 22.2% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 14.7%. Wind plants generated 10.2% and the remaining share came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by around 70.5% to 83.81 million kilowatt-hours compared to 284.16 million kilowatt-hours in February 2020.
Electricity exports increased by around 21.8% to 224 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 96.3 gigawatts as at the end of January 2021, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer