Turkey’s daily electricity usage rises by 3.9 percent on May 16


(MENAFN) According to official data released by the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAS) on Wednesday, Turkey experienced a notable increase in its daily electricity consumption on Tuesday, registering a growth of 3.9 percent compared to the previous day. The total electricity consumption for the day reached an impressive 881,678 megawatt-hours. The data further revealed that the peak of hourly power usage occurred at 12 p.m. local time (0900 GMT) when it reached 40,822 megawatt-hours, while the lowest point was recorded at 7 a.m. local time (0300 GMT) with a consumption level of 29,119 megawatt-hours.

In terms of electricity production, Turkey generated a total of 873,883 megawatt-hours on Tuesday, indicating a 3.8% increase compared to Monday. Among the different sources of electricity generation, natural gas contributed the most, accounting for 27.9% of the total electricity generated. Hydroelectricity plants and lignite plants also played significant roles, constituting 15.8 percent and 14.4 percent of the overall generation, correspondingly.

It is worth noting that on Tuesday, Turkey’s electricity exports amounted to 5,105 megawatt-hours, while the country imported 12,899 megawatt-hours. These figures demonstrate Turkey’s involvement in international electricity trade and its reliance on both domestic production and imported energy resources to meet its electricity demands.

Overall, Tuesday proved to be a significant day for Turkey’s electricity sector, with increased consumption, substantial production, and active involvement in electricity trade. The data emphasizes the country's ongoing efforts to balance its electricity supply and demand, utilizing a diverse mix of energy sources and engaging in cross-border energy transactions.

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