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[Ambassador report] The Electricity Usage In Istanbul and Turkey

by Umut Karadeniz | 14-08-2019 20:40 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

According to the data from International Energy Agency and Turkey Electricity Transmission AŞ (TETAŞ), Istanbul’s electricity usage as a whole has passed 8 countries around the world. In 2003 in Turkey the usage of electricity was 131, 9 billion kilowatt hour. In 2013 this number has creased by 78 percent and became 235 billion kilowatt hour.

Annual electricity consumption is 34.4 billion kilowatt hours in Hungary, 30.4 billion kilowatt hours in Denmark, 28.6 billion kilowatt hours in Slovakia, 27.7 billion kilowatt hours in Ireland and 36.8 billion kilowatt hours only in Istanbul.

Mega city Istanbul has used 15 percent of Turkey’s total electricity. By the end of 2013 in Istanbul’s European side 25.2 billion kilowatt hours, in Anatolian’s side 11.6 billion kilowatt hours and in total 36.8 billion kWh has been used. In that same year Istanbul has passed 48 other cities in Turkey by the electricity usage with huge difference.

What can Turkey earn by saving electricity?

The saving potential of 25 percent in energy consumption corresponds to 11.500.000 tons of equivalent oil. The energy saving potential of our country is determined as 25 percent which means almost 9 billion kWh in Istanbul is a totally unnecessary usage. What makes the issue even more remarkable for consumers is that this savings potential reaches 25 percent in homes. In other words, 35 percent of the energy used in heating and lighting is wasted in houses. We, the citizens, play huge role in wasting electricity.

Ways of saving:

In electric cookers, the pot diameter used is larger than the normal cooker diameter, which provides 30% energy saving.

Using microwave ovens, especially for food heating, saves 60-65% energy.

The Use of flat pots and pans on the hobs provides energy saving with increased cooking space.

Backing in ovens with ceramic and glass pots saves money.

It is possible to benefit from 60% steam energy by closing the pots and pans with suitable lids.

Using less water for boiling vegetables and potatoes the choice of pressure cookers save 50-70%.

And much more of these things that every family can do very easily. 11.500.000 tons of equivalent oil is a huge amount and as a country with an economic crisis it our job to help our country.


Umut Karadeniz


Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Umut,

    Thank you so much for your report about the energy usage in Istanbul and Turkey, and due to your report I was able to understand what is happening in different side of the world. I think it is great that you actually pointed out ways to save the energy for the readers! Let's save the energy together. Great work.

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 20-08-2019 00:37

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Umut

    I sincerely enjoyed reading your report and learned a lot about the Electricity Usage In Istanbul and Turkey. I found your report well-organized since you not only provided the current situation of electricity usage but only explained how to reduce it and why it's important. Great job!

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 19-08-2019 20:42

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Umut !

    I hope you are well today my fellow ambassador!

    I really like the nifty and realistic energy saving tips. I really like how Turkey has been saving the energy from their side. I did not know some of the energy saving tips you listed on your report and I am grateful that you have listed that on your report!

    Thank you so much for the effort that you have put in writing this report I enjoyed reading this so much and I hope to read more of your work in the coming future!

    Keep on holding the fort!
    With gratitude,
    Ms Domingos
    Posted 15-08-2019 23:22

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Umut

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about The Electricity Usage In Istanbul and Turkey

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 15-08-2019 21:35

Dibya Bhatta

  • Dibya Bhatta says :
    nice report dear!! keep wrtiting!! :)
    Posted 15-08-2019 01:28

Vazira Ikhtiyorova

  • Vazira Ikhtiyorova says :
    Salam, Umut!
    It was a really informative article and thank you for sharing this information with us!
    You are totally right we, the citizens, play an important tole in wasting the energy. Hope you can spread the idea in your country!
    Keep it up!
    Green cheers from Uzbekistan:)
    Posted 14-08-2019 21:20

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