Turkey's electricity consumption increased by 0.98% in October compared to the same month of 2018, according to data released by Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The country's power consumption reached 22.89 billion kilowatt-hours last month, while electricity production also increased by 0.62% to reach 23.02 gigawatt-hours compared to October 2018.
Out of October's total production, 20.79% was generated by natural gas power plants while 22.19% was derived from hydro plants and 26.41% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 20.40%. Wind plants generated 5.46% and the remaining 4.75% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by 13.84% to stand at 126.96 million kilowatt-hours compared to 147.36 million kilowatt-hours in October 2018.
Exports also decreased by 28.14% to 260.18 million kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 90.72 gigawatts by the end of September 2019, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer