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Share of natural gas in electricity production slightly down in Turkey

Trend News Agency

In April 2019, the share of natural gas in electricity production in Turkey decreased by one percent, and 26,119.29 megawatts of electricity were produced with usage of natural gas, Trend reports referring to Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK).

The share of electricity produced with usage of natural gas is 31.08 percent, according to the EPDK report.

In April 2019, capacity of 84,032.16 megawatts was ensured in Turkey as a whole, which is 2.42 percent more compared to April 2018.

Electricity production in Turkey in April 2019:

Types of resources

April 2018

April 2019

Changes (%)

Power (MW)Share (%)Power (MW)Share (%)
Natural gas26,383.9132.1626,119.2931.08-1.00
Hydroelectric power stations19,927.6424.2920,582.3424.493.29
Brown coal9,267.1211.309,853.0811.736.32
Imported coal8,938.8510.908,938.8510.640.00
Geothermal resources1,129.241.381,302.521.5515.34
Fuel oil718.810.88709.210.84-1.34
Bituminous coal616.150.75616.150.730.00
Natural bitumen405.000.49405.000.480.00
Solar Power Plants22.900.0381.660.10256.59


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