Georgia's ministry forecasts electricity consumption, import decrease
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 5
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgia's forecast for electricity consumption and import decreases for the current year, Trend reports with reference to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.
According to a document signed by Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnova on November 30, it is expected that the total electricity consumption in 2019 will be 13.2 million kWh, which is lower than the figure approved in August (13.7 million kWh) and the figure approved at the end of last year (14.8 million kWh).
For imports, the new forecast is 1.5 million kWh, which is lower than the plan approved in August (1.7 million kWh).
According to the new forecast, Georgia’s import volume will increase by about 2.5 percent this year compared to 2018.
However, compared with the previous document,the electricity generation indicators were reduced, while the number of thermal power plants increased.
According to information, one of the main reasons for the change in the balance of electricityis the warm weather in Georgia in current year, which led to the relatively low electricity consumption and import.
As reported, the amount of energy generated by the country's hydroelectric power station is decreasing.
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