Turkey's electricity consumption increased by 5.95% in July compared to the same month last year, recording 30.24 billion kilowatt-hours, according to data of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.
The highest daily electricity consumption in Turkey last month was recorded on July 30 with 1.09 billion kilowatt-hours, and the lowest was on July 20 with 753 million kilowatt-hours.
Electricity consumption increased by 5.95% to 30.24 billion kilowatt-hours in July compared to the same month last year, and production also grew by 7.28% to 30.58 billion kilowatt-hours.
During this period, 16.4% of electricity production was provided by hydroelectric power plants, 35.6% by natural gas power plants, and 13.3% by domestic coal power plants. Wind energy produced 9.9%, and imported coal power plants generated 15.7%, while the remaining share of production was obtained from geothermal, solar, fuel-oil and biomass sources.
- Electricity imports decrease by 33%
Turkey's electricity imports, on the other hand, decreased by 32.93% in July compared to July last year, from 172.03 million kilowatt-hours to 115.36 million kilowatt-hours.
Electricity exports in July this year increased by 230% to 459 million kilowatt-hours relative to 139 million kilowatt-hours in July last year.
By Murat Temizer