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    Daylight saving time to start on March 27th

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    25.03.2005 - 10:51 | Son Güncelleme:

    Daylight saving time will start through the end of March. The standard time will be set forward by one hour at 01.00 a.m. on Sunday, March 27th. The daylight saving time will end on October 30th, 2005 by setting back the standard time by one hour at 02.00 a.m.

    A total of 6.2 billion kilowatt/hour of energy has been saved with summer-time practice from 1990 to 2003.

    Officials said that they expected an energy saving of 700 million kilowatt/hour with this year's summer time application. This amount is
    equivalent to annual power generation by a medium-size hydroelectric
    power plant.

    According to a Turkish Council of Ministers' decision which was published in the Official Gazette on March 16th, 2002, the beginning and ending dates of the summer time application in the next two years are as follows:
      
    March 27th, 2005 - October 30th, 2005
    March 26th, 2006 - October 29th, 2006
      

    The periods of summer time practices and amounts of energy saving between 1990 and 2003 are as follows:
      
    /*  
    Period of summer-time application        energy saving (kwh)
    ---------------------------------       -------------------
    March 25th - September 30th, 1990         240  million
    March 31st - September 29th, 1991         270  million
    March 29th - September 27th, 1992         302  million
    March 28th - September 26th, 1993         300  million
    March 27th - September 25th, 1994         301  million
    March 26th - September 24th, 1995         360  million
    March 31st - October   27th, 1996           440  million
    March 30th - October   26th, 1997           501  million
    March 29th - October   25th, 1998           565  million
    March 28th - October   31st, 1999           568  million
    March 26th - October   29th, 2000           600  million
    March 25th - October   28th, 2001           568  million
    March 31st - October   27th, 2002           577  million
    March 30th - October   26th, 2003           667  million
    -----------------------------------------------------------
    TOTAL                                                   6.259  million
     

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