Turkey's electricity consumption increased by around 3% in December due to the rise in electricity consumption in residential buildings and industrial production, compared to the same month of 2019, according to the latest data released by Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The country's power consumption reached 26.27 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also increased by 4.58% to 26.57 billion kilowatt-hours compared to December 2019.
Out of December's total production, hydro plants generated 14.8% while 33% was derived from natural gas and 22.5% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 15.1%. Wind plants generated 9.09% and the remaining 5.51% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by around 88% to 299.49 million kilowatt-hours compared to 34.98 million kilowatt-hours in December 2019.
Electricity exports increased by around 79% to 338 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 94.8 gigawatts at the end of this November, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer