Turkey's electricity production increased by 5.1% in October 2020 compared to the same month last year, as production in the country's industrial sector and electricity consumption for agricultural irrigation increased, according to the latest data reported by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production rose to approximately 24.5 million megawatt-hours (MWh), from 23.3 million MWh in October 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for October.
Turkey produced its electricity from several sources; 33.6% from natural gas, 21.2% from import coal, 18.3% from hydropower and 14.4% from lignite. Wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Industrial sector consumption saw the largest share at 46.2%, followed by the commercial sector with 24.2%. Residential consumption ranked third with 23%, while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 2.4% in October 2020 from the same period of 2019.
Natural gas power plants comprised 29.4%, while 25.1% came from hydropower plants and 11.6% from lignite power plants. Imported coal, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, fuel oil, solar power, naphtha, LNG and diesel also contributed to installed capacity.
By Firdevs Yuksel