Turkey's licensed electricity production decreased by 2.49 percent in January compared to the same month of 2018, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total production fell to approximately 25.62 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) from around 26.28 million kWh in January 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced on Tuesday in its electricity market report for January 2019.
Turkey mainly produced 21.40 percent of its electricity from natural gas, 21.34 percent from hydropower plants, 19.98 percent from imported coal, 13.99 percent 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 2.04 percent in January on a yearly basis. Natural gas power plants comprised 30.76 percent, while 24.66 percent came from hydropower plants, 11.75 percent from lignite power plants and 10.72 percent 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