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Coal sees resurgence in Turkey’s power sector

Turkey’s dependence on domestically produced coal and renewables is set to increase as the country shifts its focus towards minimising imports of fossil fuels for electricity generation Turkey’s dependence on domestically produced coal and renewables is set to increase as the country shifts its focus towards minimising imports of fossil fuels for electricity generation.
By Abhishek Kumar 8 May 2019 Middle East & Africa / Supply & Demand 0 34200
The government has encouraged the use of domestically produced coal for power generation as a way to reduce reliance on imported fuels. (pixabay.com)

The comeback of coal in Turkey’s power sector has been remarkable. Coal was the biggest source of electricity generation in Turkey in 2018 – the first time this happened since 1999. Turkey’s economic and currency crisis has forced the government to make greater use of indigenous fuels for power output, and the situation will also result in the country further diversifying its power portfolio by including more renewables.

PFT estimates Turkey generated 305 TWh of electricity in 2018, with coal accounting for almost 37% of this....