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Wind becomes largest source of electricity for 1st time in Turkey’s history

Wind is Turkey’s second-biggest renewable source after hydropower

Wind power became the largest source of electricity generation for the first time in the country’s history with a 22.6% share on Nov. 28, according to the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation on Monday.

Wind power plants generated 178,964 megawatt-hours out of a total of 791,794 megawatt hours of daily electricity output.

Turkey’s installed wind power capacity reached 10,585 megawatts, making it the second-largest renewable capacity after hydropower.

Natural gas power plants followed with a 22% share of electricity generation on Sunday, with imported coal power plants ranking third with a 17.8% share.

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