Turkey's electricity production decreased by 0.05% in January compared to the same month of 2020, according to the latest data reported by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production fell to approximately 26.5 million megawatt-hours (MWh), from 26.8 million MWh in January 2020, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for January 2021.
Turkey produced its electricity from several sources; 31.44% from natural gas, 20.65% from import coal, 16.24% from hydropower and 12.95% from lignite. Wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Industrial sector consumption held the largest share at 45.5%, followed by the residential sector at 28.2%. The commercial sector ranked third with 22.7%, while street lighting and agricultural irrigation accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 5.11% in January from the same period of 2020.
Natural gas power plants comprised 28.71%, while 25.67% came from hydropower plants and 11.33% from lignite power plants. Imported coal, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power, fuel oil, naphtha, LNG and diesel also contributed to installed capacity.
By Firdevs Yuksel