Energy consumption, production jump in September
Turkey’s power consumption increased 12 percent in September when compared to the same month in 2016, nearing 808 million kilowatts per hour (kWh), according to figures by the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEİAŞ).
Daily consumption saw its peak on Sept. 20 with 881,698,000 kWh, as it was at the bottom with less than 567 million kWh on Sept. 1, the first day of Eid al-Adha.
Power production also increased in the same month by 14 percent.
Turkey met some 41.8 percent of its power need via natural gas burning power plants, as some 18 percent came from coal-burning plants that rely on exports. Another 16.3 percent of the energy output came from plants that use local coal.
Turkey is totally foreign-dependent on natural gas, with Russia being its largest supplier.
The share of the hydroelectric plants stood at 15.9 percent, as the remaining part came from renewable sources, including 4.5 percent from wind farms.
The country’s power imports fell 45 percent in September from a year earlier.