Turkey's electricity production decreased by 3.41% in July compared to the same month of last year, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total production decreased to approximately 27.52 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 28.50 million kWh in July 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for July.
Turkey produced its electricity from several resources -- 22.28% from hydropower plants, 22.21% from natural gas, and 21.16% from import coal. Lignite, wind, hydropower, geothermal, hard coal, biomass, fuel oil, solar generated the remaining share.
Consumption in the industrial sector saw the biggest share at 39.72%, followed by the commercial sector with 28.81%. Residential consumption came third with 21% while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 2.82% in July on a yearly basis. Natural gas power plants comprised 31%, while 24.3% came from hydropower plants, and 11.9% 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