Turkey produced 66% of its electricity from local and renewable sources in the first five months of 2020, according to Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez on Wednesday.
'We continue to reap the fruits of our long-term investments,' Donmez wrote on Twitter, given that Turkey wants to fully utilize local and renewable energy sources efficiently to support its development and to reduce energy import dependence.
Last year Turkey's electricity production from local and renewable sources stood at 62% but on May 24, a record of 90% was hit for daily electricity production from local and renewable sources, he noted.
'The target is clear: Much more local, and much more renewables,' Donmez asserted.
The minister also detailed the share of each source out of the total amount of 66% in which 34.3% was generated from hydroelectricity, 13.8% from local coal, 8.8% from wind, 3.6% from geothermal, 3.5% from solar, 1.8% from biomass and 0.2% from other sources.
By Ebru Sengul Cevrioglu