Turkey’s electricity consumption slightly down

Turkey’s electricity consumption slightly down

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency

Turkey’s electricity consumption decreased by 2.13 percent in October compared to the same month last year, according to the Energy Ministry.     

The country’s power consumption was 22.66 billion kilowatt-hours in October, the ministry said on Nov. 19.

Turkey produced 22.88 gigawatt-hours of electricity in October 2018 - a production decrease of 1.93 percent compared to the same month of 2017.     

The country produced 34.84 percent of October’s electricity from natural gas power plants while 10.64 percent came from hydro plants and 24.93 percent from imported coal.

Local coal plants contributed 18.84 percent to electricity generation, wind plants constituted 6.52 percent and the remaining 4.23 percent of electricity production was generated from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.     

Turkey’s electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by 3.11 percent and reached 147.36 million kilowatt-hours compared to 152.10 million kilowatt-hours in October last year.     

However, the country’s electricity exports to neighboring countries increased by 11.67 percent to 362.05 million kilowatt-hours of electricity. Electricity exports in October last year amounted to 324.21 million kilowatt-hours.     

In addition, Turkey’s total installed power capacity reached 88.2  thousand megawatts by the end of October, according to official figures.