Turkey's electricity consumption increased by around 0.62% in January due to the rise in electricity consumption in residential buildings and industrial production, 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 26.89 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also increased by 0.61% to 26.99 billion kilowatt-hours compared to January 2020.
Out of January's total production, hydro plants generated 15.9% while 30.5% was derived from natural gas and 20.3% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 14.6%. Wind plants generated 10.62% and the remaining share came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by around 48.25% to 126.83 million kilowatt-hours compared to 65.63 million kilowatt-hours in January 2020.
Electricity exports also fell by around 27.78% to 164 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 95.9 gigawatts as at the end of December 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer