Turkey's electricity production decreased by 17.8% in May 2020 compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production was down to approximately 19,734 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 23,996 million kWh in May 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for May.
Turkey produced its electricity from several sources; 45.7% from hydropower, 16.5% from import coal, 13.2% from lignite and 8.7% from natural gas. Wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Consumption in the industrial sector saw the biggest share at 41.2%, followed by the residential sector at 30%. Commercial consumption ranked third with 21.5%, while street lighting and agricultural irrigation accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 1.8% in May 2020 from the same period of 2019. Natural gas power plants comprised 29.9%, while 24.7% came from hydropower plants and 11.8% 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 Firdevs Yuksel