Turkey's electricity consumption increased by 11.56% in June, 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 26.44 billion kilowatt-hours last month and electricity production also increased by 13.37% to 26.54 billion kilowatt-hours compared to June 2020.
Out of June's total production, hydro plants generated 17% while 37% was derived from natural gas and 15.53% from domestic coal.
The share of imported coal plants in electricity generation was 14.9%. Wind plants generated 5.7% and the remaining share came from solar, geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by around 35% to 222.08 million kilowatt-hours compared to 343.66 million kilowatt-hours in June 2020.
Electricity exports increased by around 476% to 324.12 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 97.69 gigawatts as of the end of May 2021, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer