Turkey's electricity production increased by 5.86% in February 2020, 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 24,343 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 22,996 million kWh in February 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for February.
Turkey produced its electricity from several resources; 29.43% from hydropower, 22.34% from import coal and 20% from natural gas. 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 42.49%, followed by the commercial sector with 27.60%. Residential consumption ranked third with 27.42%, while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 1.87% in February 2020 from the same period of 2019. Natural gas power plants comprised 30.49%, while 24.28% came from hydropower plants and 11.88% 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 Busranur Begcecanli