Turkey's electricity consumption increased by 3.52% in August compared to the same month of 2019, according to data released by Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The country's power consumption reached 27.35 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also increased by 3.77% to 27.40 billion kilowatt-hours compared to August 2019.
Out of August's total production, hydro plants generated 24.38% while 26.52% was derived from natural gas and 22.24% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 13.77%. Wind plants generated 8.85% and the remaining 4.24% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by 45.13% to 105.96 million kilowatt-hours compared to 193.12 million kilowatt-hours in August 2019.
Electricity exports decreased by 13% to 152.93 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 92.88 gigawatts at the end of July 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer