ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey put 28 new power plants into operation in February with 316.7 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity, of which 94 percent came from local resources, data from the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry showed on March 6.
Turkey’s current installed electricity capacity reached 78,915 MW with the newly added capacity by the end of February.
However, the new capacity in February decreased by 18.5 percent compared to the 389 MW that were in place during February last year.
Wind power plants constituted 129 MW of the new capacity in 12 power plants in the provinces of Kırklareli, Manisa, Afyonkarahisar, Balıkesir, İzmir, Tekirdağ, Kayseri and Istanbul in February.
Turkey put into operation 97.4 MW of hydroelectricity in six power plants in the provinces of Giresun, Rize, Zonguldak, Isparta, Düzce and Antalya.
In addition, a 50-MW lignite plant started producing electricity in the northern province of Karabük.
Turkey’s domestic resources provided 298.5 MW of newly installed capacity.
Turkey put 18.2 MW of natural gas power plants into operation in the Balıkesir, Aydın, Kütahya and Kırklareli provinces.