Turkey's installed power capacity increased by 96.54% in the January-June period of 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to calculations made by Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
The installed capacity of all power plants put into operation in the first six months this year increased to 1,820 megawatts compared to 926 megawatts installed over the same period last year.
Thermal power plants contributed the most to the installed power commissioned during this period. Thermal power plant capacity, which was 170.4 megawatts in January-June last year, increased to 1,408.4 megawatts during the same period this year.
Of the remaining capacity, hydroelectric power plants generated 121.6 megawatts, 204.9 megawatts came from wind power plants and 85.3 megawatts from biomass, waste heat and geothermal power plants.
The country's total installed power capacity at the end of June this year rose 3.8% to reach 90.42 thousand megawatts compared to 87.14 thousand megawatts as at the end of last June.
By Murat Temizer