Share of natural gas in electricity generation falls

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The share of natural gas in Turkey’s electricity generation decreased to 17.2 percent in the first four months of the year, while hydropower and wind plants increased their contribution to power productions.

Based on data from the power transmission company Türkiye Elektrik İletim, Anadolu Agency calculated that the country’s total electricity production declined by one percent on an annual basis to 94.8 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) in January-April.

Natural gas plants produced 16.34 billion kWh of energy in the said period. A year ago, the share of natural gas in electricity production was 30.7 percent.

The shares of wind plants and geothermal plants were 8 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Data showed that hydropower plants captured the largest share in electricity generation with 34.2 percent as their output stood at 32.4 billion kWh.

Hurriyet Daily News

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