93 per­cent of in­stalled power came from re­new­ables in 2018

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Front Page -

TURKEY last year added some 4,025 megawatts (MW) to its in­stalled power ca­pac­ity, around 93 per­cent of which are in the form of re­new­ables, ac­cord­ing to En­ergy and Nat­u­ral Re­sources Min­is­ter Fatih Dön­mez. The min­is­ter wrote on Twit­ter that the ma­jor­ity of Turkey’s newly in­stalled power ca­pac­ity – around 642.1 MW – was in the so­lar en­ergy sec­tor, fol­lowed by hy­dro­elec­tric power with 889.9 MW. Mean­while, an in­stalled ca­pac­ity of 509.4 MW was put into use last year, of which 331 MW uses lig­nite and 271.3 MW uses nat­u­ral gas.

LAST year, 218.8 MW of in­stalled power gen­er­ated us­ing geo­ther­mal en­ergy was put into use. It was fol­lowed by 139 MW us­ing biomass and 24 MW us­ing im­ported coal. The to­tal new power gen­er­a­tion in 2018 was 4,025 MW, of which 40.8 per­cent was pro­vided by so­lar, 22.1 per­cent by hy­dro­elec­tric­ity. 12.7 per­cent of the ca­pac­ity came from wind power while 8.2 per­cent was pro­vided by lig­nite-fired ther­mal power. These sources were fol­lowed by nat­u­ral gas with 6.7 per­cent, geo­ther­mal with 5.4 per­cent, biomass with 3.5 per­cent, and im­ported coal with 0.6 per­cent.

Thus, along with the other items that came into power gen­er­a­tion, do­mes­tic and re­new­able en­ergy sources con­sti­tuted 93 per­cent of the to­tal in­stalled ca­pac­ity last year.

Turkey last year added some 4,025 megawatts (MW) to its in­stalled power ca­pac­ity.

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