Istanbul Energy consumption and where people moved in 2020

Cengiz-Kolin Energy Bogazici Power Company presented the results of the ‘’Energy of the Realty 2020‘’ report regarding the first half of 2020 at the press conference.

The reports surveyed the conditions and electricity consumption of 4.4 million electricity subscribers located in European side of Istanbul. The moving of the subscribers in the first half is surveyed as 208 thousand 667 and decreased by 40.7 compared to the first half of 2019. The biggest cause of this decrease is the retardation in second hand realty industry.

According to the report, the number of people choosing to live in second hand realty is decreased to 151 thousand 82 and by 46.7 percent compared to last year. The number people choosing to live in a new house is decreased by 16.4 percent. The number of the new houses that are used for the first time is decreased to 57 thousand 585.  

Averagely, 316 subscribers moved to a new house daily. The most mobilization happened in Esenyurt, Kucukcekmece, Bahcelievler, Bagcilar and Beylikduzu districts.

People went to summerhouses

An increase is surveyed in the occupancy rates of the houses located in Arnavutkoy, Beylikduzu, Basaksehir, Catalca, Esenyurt and Silivri districts compared the last year.

Power consumption of the houses increased by 20 percent while offices & home offices decreased by 25 percent; industrial power consumption also decreased by 15 percent in April and May. The power consumption in the summer houses located in Catalca and Silivri districts also increased in these two months. 35.3 percent increase is seen in Silivri houses compared to April 2019.

changing in locations where younger population resides

The moving rates increased in Besiktas, Sisli, Kagithane, Esenyurt and Beyoglu where subscribers are mostly under 35 years old. 45.3 percent of the referred population in Sisli, 45.7 percent in Kagithane, 44.9 percent in Esenyurt, 39.1 percent in Beyoglu and 37.9 percent in Besiktas changed residences. The fact that people living alone and students went to their family houses during the pandemic period has affected this mobility.

Increase in electric bills

Halit Bakal, the general manager of CK Energy Bogazici Power answered the questions regarding the report. He stated that the most complaint in the first half of the year was about the increase in the electricity bills. He said:

‘’15 percent increase in electricity bills is seen especially in April and May, with the quarantines. The electricity bills decreased within the normalization period and the removal of the travel restrictions. In addition to these, the power consumption in August and July is parallel to the last year’s same period.’’

source: AA / translated by Bazaar Team

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