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Wind tops hydro as biggest electricity generator for first time in Turkey

Daily Sabah:

Wind power became the largest source of electricity generation for the first time in the country’s history with a 22.6% share on Nov. 28, according to the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAŞ) on Monday.

Wind power plants generated 178,964 megawatt-hours (MWh) out of a total of 791,794 MWh of daily electricity output.

Turkey’s installed wind power capacity reached 10,585 megawatts (MW), making it the second-largest renewable capacity after hydropower.

Natural gas power plants followed with a 22% share of electricity generation on Sunday, with imported coal power plants ranking third with a 17.8% share.

Most recently on Nov. 11, electricity production from wind power hit a daily record, generating 20.1% of total power.

[Staff Report]

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