Turkey renews daily power consumption record on July 21
İZMİR- Anadolu Agency
The country recorded the previous peak on July 7, when the daily electricity consumption reached 932,351 megawatt-hours. Daily electricity consumption on Tuesday also jumped 2.1% compared to Monday.
Hourly power consumption peaked at 17.00 local time with 43,130 megawatt-hours, TEIAS data showed. The country's electricity usage dropped to its lowest level of 31,759 megawatt-hours at local time 07.00.
Electricity production totaled 932,976 megawatt-hours on Tuesday, beating the previous record of 927,648 megawatt-hours on July 7. It also marked a 2.2% increase on Tuesday compared to Monday.
The majority of the output came from natural gas plants at 236,426 megawatt-hours. Imported coal and hydroelectricity power plants followed with 202,585 megawatt-hours and 184,214 megawatt-hours, respectively.
While electricity production from natural gas plants constituted 25.3% of total electricity consumption in Turkey on Tuesday, imported coal plants had a share of 21.7% and hydroelectricity plants had a share of 19.7%.
On Tuesday, Turkey's electricity exports amounted to 2,753 megawatt-hours, while imports reached 4,259 megawatt-hours.