Demand for electricity in Georgia to reach 21-22 billion kW/h by 2030
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 9
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
According to the forecasts of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, electricity consumption in Georgia will reach 21-22 billion kilowatt-hours by 2030, while today it is approximately 13 billion, reports Trend with reference to commersant.ge.
The total electricity import of Georgia from 2018 to 2019 increased to 1,537 million kilowatt-hours per year and accounts for 12 percent of the total volume pf the supply.
According to the ministry, with pessimistic calculations (in case of an increase in demand by 3 percent) in 2030, the total need will increase to 18 billion kilowatt-hours.
The main priority of the energy policy of the Georgian government is a qualitative increase in energy security in Georgia and the gradual reduction of the dependence on energy imports through the development of local energy resources, sources of supply and diversification of routes.
Since 2014, a 10-year plan for the development of the national electricity transmission network has been approved annually in Georgia to meet the growing demand for electricity, to ensure an increase in power generation and to increase the reliability of electricity transmission networks.