Turkey's electricity production decreased by 0.4% in September compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total production decreased to approximately 24,397 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 24,492 million kWh in September 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for September.
Turkey produced its electricity from several resources -- 24.5% from import coal, 21% from natural gas, and 20% from hydropower plants. Lignite, wind, hydropower, geothermal, hard coal, biomass, fuel oil, solar generated the remaining share.
Consumption in the industrial sector saw the biggest share at 40.3%, followed by the commercial sector with 28.3%. Residential consumption came third with 24.2% while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 7.8% in September on a yearly basis. Natural gas power plants comprised 30.7%, while 24.3% came from hydropower plants, and 12% from lignite power plants.
Hard coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, fuel oil, biomass and solar power also contributed to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Gokce Kucuk and Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu