Climate change in Turkey

Turkey to ‘increase its share’ in EU steel imports

The European Union's ban on steel exports from Russia and Belarus will pave the way for an increase in Turkish steel exports, according to a prominent figure in the sector, who forecasts that there will be an increase in Turkey's steel exports to the United States and many countries due to the supply shortage in the EU.

Licensed power generation up 5.7 percent in December 2021

Turkey's electricity production increased by 5.7 percent in December 2021 on an annual basis, according to the latest data announced by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK) on Feb. 24. 

Total electricity production increased from 26.94 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in December 2020 to around 28.46 million MWh, the energy watchdog said in its monthly report for December 2021.

Power consumption up 7 percent in January

Turkey's electricity consumption increased by around 7 percent on an annual basis in January, according to the latest data released by the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.

Power consumption reached 28.60 billion kilowatt-hours last month, while electricity production also increased by 6.48 percent to 28.56 billion kilowatt-hours compared to January 2021.

Power output up 3.7 pct in November last year

Turkey's electricity production increased by 3.7 percent in November 2021 on an annual basis, according to the latest data released by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK).

Total electricity production increased to over 26 million megawatt-hours (MWh), from 25.08 million MWh in November 2020, EPDK said in its monthly electricity market report.

Botaş lowers gas flow to industry, power stations

Turkey's Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (Botaş) has lowered natural gas flow to large industrial sites and power stations by 40 percent because of a disruption in pipeline gas imports from Iran.

The national pipeline company has taken all neceassary measures for households not be affected by the shortage, a statement released in the evening on Jan. 20 said.

Government to abolish some fees from electricity bills

The Turkish government has decided to remove two fees from consumers' electricity bills that will help millions of households spend less on power annually.

Two fixed payments, one is the TRT (state-run broadcaster) share and the other Energy Fund, will be eliminated from the bills, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Nov. 8, following a cabinet meeting.

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