Electricity Generation Of Turkey

Historically mostly use coal and hydroelectric power. Now dominated by gas (32%), hydroelectric power (33%) and coal (25%, incl. hard coal and lignite). Remaining 10% provided by oil, wind and geothermal sources. Turkey is highly dependent on the import of primary energy. Its indigenous reserves are few: the country’s most prevalent fossil fuel is lignite of fairly poor quality. Even though gas powered plants are only 32% of the total installed capacity, it generates up to 50% of the total electricity used in Turkey in the near recent history. Hydroelectric power is 33% of total installed capacity but its output depends on rainfall in the watershed, and may be significantly reduced in years of low rainfall or snowmelt. Wind and other renewable energy sources make less than 1% but its popularity and generation increase day by day.