Number of subscribers of Georgian electricity distribution company increases
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian electricity distribution company Telasi distributed 2.90 billion kW/h of electricity in 2019, which is 2.3 percent (67.7 million kWh) less than in 2018 (2.97 billion kW/h), Trend reports referring to the company website.
The decrease in distribution occurred as one the largest consumers, BBD Georgia, has become a participant in the free electricity market and no longer buys Telasi products. Due to changes in the legislation of Georgia from May 1, 2018, large consumers of electricity can make purchases in the free market.
In 2019, the volume of net supply of electricity to consumers decreased by 2.6 percent (by 72 million kWh) compared to 2018 and amounted to 2.74 billion kWh of electricity. A significant transition of consumers to the free market also contributed to the decline in this indicator.
Last year, the number of subscribers of JSC Telasi increased by 4 percent (25,000 subscribers) compared to 2018 and amounted to657,400 subscribers, of which 591,800 are individuals and 65,600 are legal entities.
In the reporting period, the total length of the company's power lines reached 5,877 km, which is 4.5 percent (250 km) higher than in 2018 (5,627 km). The total length of the company's power lines has increased due to the development of the network, the growth of subscribers' number and renovation and modernization work.
JSC Telasi is one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Georgia, which distributes electricity in Tbilisi. The company supplies electricity to more than 600,000 consumers. JSC Telasi joined Inter RAO in August 2003. Inter RAO Group is a diversified energy holding that participates in many sectors of the power industry in Russia and abroad.
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