Turkey's electricity production increased by 2.39 percent in September compared to the same month of 2017, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total production increased to approximately 24.49 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), from 23.92 million kWh in September 2017, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for September 2018.
Turkey produced its electricity from several resources -- 36.18 percent from natural gas, 21.90 percent from imported coal, 14.73 percent from lignite and 12.04 percent from hydropower plants. Kinetic energy from rivers, wind, geothermal, hard coal, biomass, fuel oil, solar, diesel and LNG supplied the remaining share.
Consumption in the industrial sector saw the biggest share with 38.2 percent, followed by the commercial sector with 29.3 percent. Residential consumption came third with 24.1 percent while street lighting and agricultural irrigation accounted for the remainder.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 3.91 percent in September on a yearly basis. Natural gas power plants comprised 31.20 percent, while 24.77 percent came from hydropower plants, and 11.59 percent from lignite power plants.
Hard coal, imported coal, hydro, wind, geothermal, fuel oil, biomass and solar power also contributed to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu