Turkish power generation increased to an all time high at 28.1TWh in July, up 24.1% m-o-m and up 16.4% y-o-y. Thermal power generation increased to 20.7TWh, up 31.5% m-o-m and up 32.2% y-o-y. This includes coal-fired generation, which increased to 5.3TWh, up 22.6% m-o-m and up 16% y-o-y. Lignite-fired generation increased to 3.9TWh, up 19.4% m-o-m and up 27.9% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation increased to the highest level since August 2014, at 11.1TWh, up 42.6% m-o-m and up 43.5% y-o-y.
Turkish renewable power generation totalled 7.6TWh in July, up 7% m-o-m but still was 10.2% lower y-o-y. Hydro power generation declined to 4.7TWh, down 10.3% m-o-m and down 23.3% y-o-y. On the other hand, power generation from wind, solar and biomass increased to a record high at 2.9TWh, up 56.6% m-o-m and up 24.8% y-o-y.
Turkish power output increased to 167.6TWh over the first 7 months of the year, up 7.1% y-o-y. Thermal power generation increased to 113.6TWh, up 12.1% y-o-y. This includes coal- and lignite-fired generation, which increased to 30.1TWh and 22.6TWh respectively, up 4.4% and 7.4% y-o-y.
Power generation from renewables declined to 55.5TWh, down 3.5% y-o-y. Hydro power generation declined to 40.1TWh, down 8.3% y-o-y. Power generation from other renewable sources increased to 15.4TWh, up 33.6% y-o-y.
TURKEY in 2016: Overview of the coal and power industries
This publication provides an overview of the latest developments in the Turkish coal and power industries Published 2017