Turkey's electricity production increased by 7.3% in November 2020 compared to the same month of 2019, as production in the country's industrial sector rose, according to the latest data reported by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production rose to approximately 25 million megawatt-hours (MWh), from 23.3 million MWh in November 2019, Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for November.
Turkey produced its electricity from several sources; 33.2% from natural gas, 22.2% from import coal, 14.2% from lignite and 13.3% from hydropower. Wind, geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Industrial sector consumption held the largest share at 46.9%, followed by the residential sector at 24.7%. The commercial sector ranked third with 23.9%, while street lighting and agricultural irrigation accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 3.6% in November 2020 from the same period of 2019.
Natural gas power plants comprised 30.1%, while 25.6% came from hydropower plants and 11.3% from lignite power plants. Imported coal, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, asphaltite, hard coal, solar power, fuel oil, naphtha, LNG and diesel also contributed to installed capacity.
By Firdevs Yuksel