The power Türkiye generated from wind energy hit an all-time high on Sunday, official data showed Monday, as the country ramps up efforts to rely more on renewable energy sources.
About 27.8%, or 207,906 megawatt-hours (MWh), of the total power Türkiye generated on Sunday stemmed from wind farms, the data from Türkiye’s Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAŞ) showed.
It is up from the previous record registered on Nov. 21, when the country produced 204,375 MWh of electricity from wind.
Türkiye is still highly dependent on imports to cover its energy needs, which leaves it vulnerable to rising costs that skyrocketed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. To boost its renewable energy production, it launched large-scale projects and began solar and wind power station tenders.
On Sunday, Türkiye’s electricity exports amounted to 7,652 megawatt-hours and imports totaled 19,190 megawatt-hours.
Renewables accounted for more than 95% of new capacity increases in the country last year. The total installed electricity capacity stands at over 100 gigawatts, with more than half from renewables, including hydro, wind, solar and geothermal.
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