Turkey's electricity consumption increased by around 0.33% in September, 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 27.33 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also increased by 0.63% to 27.58 billion kilowatt-hours compared to September 2020.
Out of September's total production, hydro plants generated 10.3% while 38.8% was derived from natural gas and 15.2% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 15.6%. Wind plants generated 10.35% and the remaining share came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries increased by around 324% to 223.84 million kilowatt-hours compared to 52.79 million kilowatt-hours in September 2020.
Electricity exports also increase by around 116% to 472.57 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 98.49 gigawatts as at the end of August 2021, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer