Turkey's electricity consumption increased by 4.96% in October 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 24.26 billion kilowatt-hours last month while electricity production also increased by 5.5% to 24.29 billion kilowatt-hours compared to October 2019.
Out of October's total production, hydro plants generated 18.3% while 33.5% was derived from natural gas and 21.4% from imported coal.
The share of local coal plants in electricity generation was 16.9%. Wind plants generated 4.6% and the remaining 5.3% came from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Last month, Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by 56.1% to 55.69 million kilowatt-hours compared to 126.96 million kilowatt-hours in October 2019.
Electricity exports increased by 23% to 320 million kilowatt-hours.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 93.2 gigawatts at the end of September 2020, according to official figures.
By Murat Temizer