Turkiye's electricity production increased by 3.7% in November 2021 compared to the same month of 2020, according to the latest data reported by the country's energy watchdog.
Total electricity production increased to over 26 million megawatt-hours (MWh), from 25.08 million MWh in November 2020, Turkiye's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for November 2021.
Turkiye produced electricity from several sources: 33.7% from natural gas, 21.1% from imported coal, 15.1% from lignite, 12% from hydropower and 10% from wind. Geothermal, biomass, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Electricity consumption in November last year rose to 21.2 million MWh, marking a 9.4% increase compared to the same month of 2020. Industrial sector consumption held the largest share at 46.1%, followed by the commercial sector at 23.6%. The residential sector ranked third with 22.3%, while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounted for the remainder.
Turkiye's installed electricity capacity was up 4.3% in November last year from the same period of 2020.
Natural gas power plants comprised 27.7%, while 25.3% came from hydropower plants, 11.3% from wind power plants and 11% from lignite plants. Imported coal, hydro, geothermal, biomass, solar power, hard coal, asphaltite, fuel oil, naphtha, LNG and diesel also contributed to installed capacity.
By Firdevs Yuksel