Turkey's total electricity installed capacity is expected to reach approximately 100,000 megawatts by the end of 2021, according to Turkey’s Presidential Year Plan for 2021.
Both Turkey’s and global electricity demand is on track to increase by around 3% and almost 5%, respectively, according to the plan, spurring Turkey’s goal to have further installed capacity to meet domestic demand.
Turkey's total installed electricity capacity, which is set to reach 96,439 megawatts by the end of this year, will increase to 99,995 megawatts by the end of next year.
Hydropower plants will generate the most of this installed capacity at 31,688 megawatts, followed by natural gas with 25,634 megawatts.
Domestic coal will take a sizable share with 11,313 megawatts along with imported coal-powered plants with 10,307 megawatts.
Installed wind power is also expected to reach 9,633 megawatts and 7,750 megawatts for solar.
The country’s electricity consumption is forecast to reach 304 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) by the end of this year, and up to 319.8 billion kWh by the end of next year.
By Murat Temizer