Turkey's electricity production increased by 4.2% in August 2020 compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data reported by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production was up to approximately 27.6 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 26.5 million kWh in August 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for August.
Turkey produced its electricity from several sources; 26.7% from natural gas, 24.3% from hydropower, 22% from import coal and 11.5% from lignite. Wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Industrial sector consumption saw the biggest share with 38.7%, followed by the commercial sector at 25.8%. Residential consumption ranked third with 25.3%, while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 2.3% in August 2020 from the same period of 2019. Natural gas power plants comprised 29.7%, while 25.3% came from hydropower plants and 11.7% from lignite power plants. Imported coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, fuel oil and solar power also contributed to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Firdevs Yuksel