Turkey's electricity production decreased by 0.4% in July 2020 compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data reported by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production was down to approximately 27,462 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 27,565 million kWh in July 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for July.
Turkey produced its electricity from several sources; 25.2% from hydropower, 24.1% from natural gas, 21.9% from import coal and 12.4% from lignite. Wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Industrial sector consumption saw the biggest share with 41.3%, followed by the residential sector at 25.7%. Commercial consumption ranked third with 8.5%, while street lighting and agricultural irrigation accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 2% in July 2020 from the same period of 2019. Natural gas power plants comprised 29.7%, while 25.3% came from hydropower plants and 11.7% from lignite power plants.
Imported coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, fuel oil and solar power also contributed to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Gokce Kucuk Topbas