Turkey's licensed electricity production decreased by 0.97% in February compared to the same month of 2018, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total production fell to approximately 22.90 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) from around 23.12 million kWh in February 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced on Thursday in its electricity market report for February 2019.
Turkey mainly produced 23.24% of its electricity from imported coal, 22.04% from hydropower plants, 15.89% from natural gas, and 14.88% from lignite. Wind, kinetic energy from rivers, geothermal, hard coal, biomass, fuel oil, solar, diesel and LNG supplied the remaining share.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 1.98% in February on a yearly basis. Natural gas power plants comprised 30.71%, while 24.66% came from hydropower plants, 11.8% from lignite power plants and 10.71% was derived from hard coal power plants.
Kinetic energy from rivers, wind, geothermal, fuel oil, biomass and solar power were the other contributors to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu