Turkish power generation expanded in May

Turkish power generation increased to 23.2TWh in May, up 3.9% m-o-m and up 6% y-o-y.

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Thermal power output reached 13.9TWh, up 2.1% m-o-m and up 0.8% y-o-y. This includes coal-fired generation, which totalled 3.3TWh, up 8.7% m-o-m but still was 27.6% lower y-o-y. Lignite-fired generation declined to 2.7TWh, down 5.9% m-o-m and down 4% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation increased to 7.5TWh, up 2.3% m-o-m and up 22.8% y-o-y.

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Total renewable generation increased to 9.5TWh in May, up 6.7% m-o-m and up 12.1% y-o-y. Hydro power generation increased to 7.4TWh, up 3.3% m-o-m and up 10.4% y-o-y. Generation from other renewables such as solar, wind, biomass and waste increased to 2.1TWh, up 20.3% m-o-m and up 52% y-o-y.

Turkish total power generation increased to 116.9TWh over the first 5 months of the year, up 6.8% y-o-y. Thermal power output increased to 77.2TWh, up 9.2% y-o-y. This contains: coal-fired output, which increased to 20.5TWh, up 2.3% y-o-y. Lignite-fired generation increased to 15.5TWh, up 4% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation increased to 38.8TWh, up 14.4% y-o-y.

Total renewable generation increased marginally to 40.8TWh over the Jan.-May period, up just by 0.1% y-o-y. This is mostly because hydro power generation declined to 30.1TWh, down 3.3% y-o-y. On the other hand, power generation from other renewables increased to 10.7TWh, up 39.7% y-o-y.

Source: TEIAS