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We broke the record while cooling off 26-07-2010

Together with the start of baking-hot days in the holiday regions, consumption of electricity broke the record. Daily consumption reached to 655 million kilowatts per day with the effect of increase taking place in air-conditioner usage.

Olcay AYDİLEK / ANKARA
oaydilek@htgazete.com.tr

In despite of the fact of encountering decreased consumption in electricity dramatically after the economical crisis, nowadays we face with the feast of air-conditioner together with the commencement of the hot days. During the time period of last month, daily electricity consumption broke the record of all times on daily basis by getting 25-30 million kilowatt/hour increased. Consumption reached to 655 million kilowatts per day.
Sources indicate that daily consumption has reached 631 million kilowatt/hour in July of 2008 and say ''that was the record of all times for that time period. Now, this record is broken. Consumption reached to 655 million kilowatts during the week''.

PRICE GOT INCREASED BY 4 KURUŞ

        Increasing of the consumption led the increasing of the prices in an instant in the Balancing Conciliation System (DUY) which is also known as 'Electricity Exchange Market'. Sources of Ministry of Energy also mentioned the increase ıf the prices and said: ''In May, the prices were 10 and 14 kuruş during the busy hours of consumption. At the moment, the prices increased to 18 and even 19 kuruş in average''.

THE SHARE OF NATURAL GAS INCREASED TO 43% ONCE AGAIN

Sources close to sector indicate that the dams producing electricity swarm with water and said ''Water flows to the dams have stopped to a great extent. For this reason, the production taking place in hydroelectric power plants got retarded even though it took place partially. Natural Gas Power Plants replaced HES ones. The share of water taking place in total electricity production regressed to 28 percent and the share of Natural Gas increased to 43 percent once again''.

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