Ten new power plants, seven of which use renewal energy, which are capable of producing 103.9 megawatts of power, were put into use in January in Turkey.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey's installed capacity in electricity production has now reached 78,601 megawatts.
Out of the power plants which went into service in January, 50 of the 103.9 megawatts are being produced by the coal and cogeneration power plant in northern Karabük province.
In January, a two-megawatt and a one-megawatt natural gas combined cycle plants went into service in Balıkesir and Aydın provinces.
Wind power plants made up 35.7 percent of total production capacity added to the national grid in January. Four wind power plants with a combined capacity of 37.09 megawatts were put into use in Manisa, Afyonkarahisar, Kırklareli and Balıkesir provinces.
Meanwhile, three hydroelectric power plants with a capacity of 13.8 megawatts were put into use in the northern provinces of Zonguldak, Giresun and Rize, making up 13.3 percent of the production capacity added in January.
The remaining five percent added capacity in January came from biomass, geothermal and other resources.Despite investments, the production capacity added in January was 56 percent lower when compared to the same month last year.
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