Turkey's electricity consumption down 0.76 pct in April
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The country's power consumption reached 22.610 billion kilowatt-hours in April, while electricity production increased by 0.71 percent to reach 22.783 gigawatt-hours compared to April 2018.
Out of April's total production, 13.69 percent was generated by natural gas power plants while 43.75 percent was derived from hydro plants and 13.86 percent from imported coal.
Local coal plants contributed 17.25 percent to electricity generation, wind plants constituted 6.50 percent and the remaining 4.95 percent of electricity production was generated from geothermal, fuel oil and biogas plants.
Turkey's electricity imports from neighboring countries decreased by 48.3 percent and reached 120.35 million kilowatt-hours compared to 232.73 million kilowatt-hours in April 2018.
In addition, the country's electricity exports to neighboring countries increased by 313.1 percent to 293.39 million kilowatt hours of electricity from 70.99 million kilowatt-hours in April 2018.
Turkey's total installed power capacity reached 89.13 gigawatts by the end of March 2019, according to official figures.