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Wind is Biggest Electricity Generator in Turkey for First Time

Wind is Biggest Electricity Generator in Turkey for First Time
Wind power became the largest source of electricity generation for the first time in Turkey's history with a 22.6% share at the end of November, according to the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAŞ).
 
Wind power plants generated 178,964 megawatt-hours (MWh) out of a total of 791,794 MWh of daily electricity output. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040.
 
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, with imported coal power plants ranking third with a 17.8% share.
 
Most recently on November 11, electricity production from wind power hit a daily record, generating 20.1% of total power.
 
Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)
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