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Turkey's Electricity Tariff Customers Fall in July

The number of electricity consumers who are able to exercise their right to buy electricity from their preferred provider decreased by 52.81 percent in July compared to the previous month, according to the latest Energy Exchange Istanbul (EXIST) data revealed on Monday. These eligible consumers, who availed of more competitive tariffs, totaled 707,255 last month.

Consumers who use more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year qualified as eligible consumers in 2017. In other words, customers with a monthly power bill of more than 68 Turkish liras ($13.37) were classified as eligible. Izmir had the largest number of eligible consumers in July totaling 77,555. Konya and Istanbul followed with 64,110 and 63,224, respectively.

Of the 707,255 qualified consumers last month, residential consumers were the largest group with over 431,864 followed by the business sector with 257,177 consumers. In addition, 1,760 customers came from the industrial sector, the lightning sector comprised 616, and agricultural irrigation had 317 and 15,521 other customers also qualified as eligible.

(Anadolu Agency)

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