Price of electricity increases by 68 percent in 2015

According to a recent report released by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the cost of energy usage, which comprises the main pricing item in electricity bills, steadily declined in 2015.

However, those secondary items such as distribution steadily increased, prompting electricity distribution companies to steadily raise the electricity usage price by 38 percent. In addition to the increase stemming from the distribution expenses, extra payments in bills due to the illegal use of electricity saw a 65 increase in price.

These increases were followed by a rise of 9 percent in the cost of meter reading and of the increased fee for TRT, an item added to electricity bills for the cost of the state-run Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.