Turkiye’s Licensed Electricity Production Surges by 3.3% in March, Driven by Diverse Energy Mix

Amidst a dynamic energy landscape, Turkiye’s licensed electricity production witnessed a robust increase of 3.3% in March compared to the same period last year, soaring to 26 million 179 thousand 94 megawatt hours, as reported in the latest data from the Energy Market Regulatory Authority.

Diverse Energy Sources: Hydroelectricity, Imported Coal, and More

According to the “Electricity Market Sector Report” for March, hydroelectricity comprised 26% of licensed electricity production, followed by 23.6% from imported coal, 18.4% from natural gas, 13.3% from lignite, and 8.1% from wind power plants. Additional sources such as geothermal, biomass, solar, hard coal, asphaltite, and fuel oil contributed to the energy mix, highlighting the nation’s commitment to a diversified energy portfolio.

The surge in electricity production was accompanied by a 5.8% increase in invoiced electricity consumption, reaching 21 million 306 thousand 802 megawatt hours. Notably, 42.7% of this consumption stemmed from industrial sectors, while 28.3% was attributed to residential usage, and 25.5% to public and private services. Agriculture and lighting sectors accounted for 1.2% and 2.2% of consumption, respectively.

Consumption Patterns: Industrial, Residential, and Public Sectors

Despite the overall growth, there was a 10.3% decrease in the number of industrial consumers and a marginal 0.1% decline in lighting consumers. However, the number of residential, public, private services, and agricultural consumers experienced moderate increases.

Moreover, Turkiye’s licensed electricity installed capacity expanded by 1%, reaching 96 thousand 232 megawatts. Natural gas, dam hydroelectricity, wind energy, imported coal, and lignite power plants constituted the major components of the installed capacity, emphasizing the nation’s diversified energy infrastructure.

Source: Trthaber / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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