Turkiye's electricity production increased by 5.6% in February compared to the same month in 2021, the latest data from the country's energy watchdog showed.
Total electricity production increased to around 24.92 million megawatt-hours (MWh) from 23.61 million MWh in February last year, Turkiye's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced in its electricity market report for February.
Turkiye produced electricity from several sources: 22.6% from natural gas, 20.8% from imported coal, 20.2% from hydropower, 14.9% from lignite and 10.6% from wind. Geothermal, biomass, diesel, hard coal, asphaltite, solar power and fuel oil generated the remaining share.
Electricity consumption in February rose to 21.2 million MWh, marking an 11.3% increase compared to the same month of 2021. Industrial sector consumption held the largest share at 42.7%, followed by the residential sector at 25.9%. The commercial sector ranked third with 24.1%, while agricultural irrigation and street lighting accounting for the remainder.
Turkiye's installed electricity capacity was up 2.8% in February from the same period of 2021.
Natural gas power plants comprised 27.4%, while 25.2% came from hydropower plants and 11.5% from wind power plants. Lignite, imported coal, hydro, geothermal, biomass, solar power, hard coal, asphaltite, fuel oil, naphtha, LNG and diesel also contributed to installed capacity.
By Firdevs Yuksel