(MENAFN) According to official figures from the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) on Monday, the daily electricity consumption in Turkey fell by 10.5 percent on Sunday as compared to the previous day, totaling 812,726 megawatts per hours. The data reveals that hourly power consumption reached its peak at 9 p.m. regional time, with a staggering 34,253 megawatts per hours, while the country's electricity usage hit its lowest point of 25,198 megawatts per hours at 8 a.m. regional time.
Furthermore, the TEIAS data shows that electricity production on Sunday amounted to 796,033 megawatts per hours, marking a 10.7 percent decrease compared to Saturday. The report also highlights that the electricity production from imported coal contributed 25 percent to the total generation, while natural gas and lignite power plants accounted for 17 percent and 14 percent, correspondingly.
It is interesting to note that despite the decrease in consumption and production, Turkey still managed to export 4,384 megawatts per hours of electricity on Sunday while importing 20,783 megawatts per hours. These figures indicate a considerable drop in electricity usage and production, likely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the associated decrease in economic activity. However, it is reassuring to see that Turkey's electricity infrastructure is still able to accommodate the country's energy needs while also being able to export electricity to other countries.
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