Turkish coal-fired power output declined to 3TWh in April, down 13.3% y-o-y

Turkish power generation totalled 22.3TWh in April, down 5.9% m-o-m but still was 4.8% higher y-o-y. This includes coal-fired generation, which declined to 3TWh, down 31% m-o-m and down 13.3% y-o-y. Power output from lignite totalled 2.9TWh, down 7% m-o-m but still was 20.9% higher y-o-y. Gas-fired generation totalled 7.3TWh, down 10.5% m-o-m but still was 8% higher y-o-y.

Turkish renewable generation increased to 8.7TWh in April, up 14% m-o-m and up 0.3% y-o-y. This includes hydro power generation, which increased to 7.1TWh, up 25.5% m-o-m and up 1.9% y-o-y. Power output from other renewables such as wind, solar and biomass totalled 1.6TWh, down 19.4% m-o-m but still was 21.9% higher y-o-y.

Turkish power output increased to 93.7TWh over the first 4 months of the year, up 7% y-o-y. Generation from thermal sources such as coal, lignite and gas continued to rise during the period. Coal-fired generation increased to 17.2TWh, up 11% y-o-y. Lignite power output increased to 12.7TWh, up 5.9% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation also increased to 31.3TWh, up 12.6% y-o-y.

On the other hand, renewable generation decreased to 30.4TWh over the Jan.-April period, down 5.6% y-o-y. This is mostly due to the fall in hydro power output to 22.7TWh over the period, down 7.1% y-o-y. However, power output from other renewable sources such as wind, solar and biomass increased to 7.7TWh, up 23.6% y-o-y.

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