The gross electricity consumption in Turkey in 2016 was 278,4 billion kWh. Also, it was 167,1 billion kWh by the end of July 2017.
According to the highly probable scenario of an increase of 4,8% to 385 TWh in the base scenario, electricity consumption in the year 2023 is expected to rise by 5,5% to 357,4 TWh. By the end of the July 2017, power plants containing a total of 2.049 MW additional capacity were added to the system, and as of the end of the July 2017 our capacity has risen to around 80.546 MW. In July 2017, 34% of our electricity production was obtained from natural gas, 31% from coal, 24% from hydropower 6% from wind, 2% from geothermal and 3% from other sources.
As of the end of July 2017, EUAS ( State Electricity Generating Company) had a share of 25,1% in installed capacity of Turkey, 61,5% of the private sector, 7,6% of build-operate plants, 1,7% of build-operate-transfer plants and 2% of unlicensed power plants.
By the end of July 2017, the distribution of our installed power by resources; 33,6% hydraulic, 28,1% naturel gas, 21,5% coal, 7,7% wind, 1,1% geothermal, 7,4% other sources.
In addition, as of the end of July 2017, number of electricity energy production plants in our country have been 3.098. According to energy sources, number of existing plants is as follows:
- 613 hydraulic
- 40 coal
- 186 wind
- 33 geothermal
- 288 natural gas
- 1.773 solar
- 165 otherpower plants
Our electricity infrastructure strengthened in our country and the production increase in parallel with the increase in consumption was recorded. In addition, The connection of our electricity system with the European electricity system has also been strengthened. Long Term Agreement was signed between TEIAS and ENTSO-E on April 15, 2015. By this way, our country's electricity system has been permanently connected to the European electricity system. TEIAS also became the first and only observer member of ENTSO-E with the observer membership agreement on 14 January 2016.
In line with the aim of liberalising the electricity market, it has been set forth that new generation investments be carried out by the private sector, in accordance with the new Electricity Market Legislation numbered 6446.
It is aimed that a transparent and competitive market be formed in the electricity sector, and that the environment for investment be developed in this way. Within this scope, EPIAS (Electricity Markets Operating Corporation) has been established and started its operations.
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