Turkey's electricity production decreased by 1.89 percent in October compared to the same month of 2017, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total production fell to approximately 23.10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) from 23.54 million kWh in October 2017, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced on Wednesday in its electricity market report for October 2018.
Turkey mainly produced 34.74 percent of its electricity from natural gas, 25.51 percent from imported coal, 14.49 percent from lignite and 7.47 percent from hydropower plants. Wind, geothermal, kinetic energy from rivers, hard coal, biomass, fuel oil, solar, diesel and LNG supplied the remaining share.
Consumption in the industrial sector saw the biggest share with 43.38 percent, followed by the commercial sector with 28.77 percent. Residential consumption came third with 22 percent while street lighting and agricultural irrigation accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 4.47 percent in October on a yearly basis. Natural gas power plants comprised 31 percent, while 24.77 percent came from hydropower plants, and 11.57 percent from lignite power plants.
Hard coal, imported coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, fuel oil, biomass and solar power are the other contributors to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu