Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 26th / Trend, A. Tagiyeva /
Some 124 new power plants were put into operation in Turkey in 2012, the Hurriyyet newspaper quoted Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz as saying on Wednesday.
He said 10 billion liras were spent on the construction of new power plants.
Thus, the installed capacity of Turkey's power plants as of late 2012 reached 57,000 megawatts, with 4,100 megawatts to be created through new 124 stations.
"Turkey planned to invest 8 - 8.5 billion liras in new power plants in 2012. However, according to 2012 totals, investments in new power plants exceeded projected volumes, reaching 10 billion liras", Yildiz said.
Earlier, a report of the Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) said that electricity production in Turkey increased by 5.8%, reaching 200.1 billion kilowatt/hours between January and October 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.