Azerbaijan increases electricity export to Georgia
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 17
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Azerbaijan increased electricity exports to Georgia by 39.6 percent from January to September 2019, up to 820.9 million kWh, Trend reports with reference to Electricity System Commercial Operator of Georgia (ESCO).
According to ESCO, electricity production in Georgia in January-September 2019 decreased by 3.6 percent compared to the same period last year to 9.14 billion kWh.
Electricity generation at the country's hydroelectric power plants decreased by 9.8 percent up to 7.31 billion kWh, while at thermal power plants it grew by 34.6 percent up to 1.76 billion kWh.
Electricity imports for the first nine months of this year amounted to 1.20 billion kWh, which is 22.6 percent more compared to the same period in 2018.
In addition to Azerbaijan, electricity was supplied to Georgia from Russia - 199.7 million kWh (a decrease of 0.2 percent).
Electricity export from Georgia decreased by 2.4 times up to 240.6 million kWh. The largest volume was delivered to Turkey - 112.8 million kWh (a decrease by 3.4 times). Some 59.2 million kWh (a decrease of 38.9 percent) was exported to the Russian Federation, 9.3 million kWh (a decrease of 2.5 times) - to Azerbaijan.
According to ESCO, the volume of electricity consumption in the country from January to September increased by 2.2 percent up to 9.57 billion kWh. In particular, distribution companies accounted for 7.41 billion kWh (a decrease of 7.8 percent). Direct consumers (large enterprises and organizations that conclude power supply contracts directly with ESCO) used 2.14 billion kWh (an increase of 63.9 percent).
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