Turkey's licensed electricity production increased by 2.38% in May compared to the same month of 2018, according to data revealed by the country's energy watchdog on Friday.
Total production reached 23.86 million megawatt-hours (MWh), up from around 23.30 million MWh in May 2018.
The country mainly produced 32.05% of its electricity from hydropower plants, 16.59% from kinetic energy from rivers, 15.10% from lignite and 12.64% from natural gas power plants. Imported coal, wind, geothermal, hard coal, biomass, fuel oil and solar supplied the remaining share.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 2.06% in May on a yearly basis to 83,940 megawatts. Natural gas power plants comprised 30.90%, while 24.52% came from hydropower plants, and 11.74% from lignite power plants.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu