Turkey's electricity production increased by 29.5% in April compared to the same month of 2020, as consumption in the country's industrial sector and agricultural irrigation rose, according to the latest data reported by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production increased to approximately 25.1 million megawatt-hours (MWh), from 19.3 million MWh in April 2020, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for April 2021.
Turkey produced electricity from several sources: 32.2% from hydropower, 22.6% from natural gas, 13.8% from lignite and 32.5% from imported coal. Wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Industrial sector consumption held the largest share at 44.4%, followed by the residential sector at 25.7%. The commercial sector ranked third with 21.8%, while street lighting and agricultural irrigation accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 6.1% in April from the same period of 2020.
Natural gas power plants comprised 28.4%, while 25.7% came from hydropower plants and 11.2% from lignite power plants. Wind, imported coal, hydro, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, solar power, asphaltite, fuel oil, naphtha, LNG and diesel also contributed to installed capacity.
By Firdevs Yuksel