Turkey's licensed electricity production decreased by 2.41% in March compared to the same month of 2018, according to the latest data revealed by the country's energy watchdog.
Total production fell to approximately 23.89 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) from around 24.48 million kWh in March 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) announced on Monday in its electricity market report for March 2019.
Turkey mainly produced 21.28% of its electricity from hydropower plants, 18.51% from imported coal, 15.21% from natural gas, and 15.72% from lignite. Wind, kinetic energy from rivers, geothermal, hard coal, biomass, fuel oil, solar, diesel and LNG supplied the remaining share.
Turkey's installed electricity capacity was up 1.90% in March on a yearly basis. Natural gas power plants comprised 30.65%, while 24.65% came from hydropower plants, 11.8% from lignite power plants and 10.71% was derived from hard coal power plants.
Kinetic energy from rivers, wind, geothermal, fuel oil, biomass and solar power were the other contributors to Turkey's installed capacity.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu