Turkey's electricity production increased by 0.57% in December 2019, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production rose to approximately 25,757 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 25,612 million kWh in December 2018, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for December.
Turkey produced its electricity from several resources; 24.77% from natural gas, 23.81% from import coal and 19.76% from hydropower. Lignite, wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, fuel oil, solar and diesel generated the remaining share.
Consumption in the industrial sector saw the biggest share at 43.20%, followed by the commercial sector with 27.25%. Residential consumption ranked third with 24.8%, while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 2.13% in December 2019 from the same period of 2018. Natural gas power plants comprised 30.53%, while 24.30% came from hydropower plants and 11.89% from lignite power plants.
Imported coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, hard coal, fuel oil, biomass and solar power also contributed to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu