Generation of electricity by HPP down in Georgia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
Some 78.7 percent of the demand on electricity was satisfied by local hydropower plants (HPP) in first quarter of 2020 in Georgia, Trend reports citing Georgian Galt & Taggart investment company.
As reported, the rest volume of electricity was imported from Russia and Azerbaijan.
Electricity generation by hydropower plants was down by 1.9 percent year-on-year and satisfied 46.4 percent of total demand in first quarter of 2020.
This decrease is attributable to an unfavorable hydrological conditions, mostly affecting generation of electricity in January and February, down by 21.7 percent year-on-year and by 12.9 percent year-on-year, respectively.
After start of rainy season and melting of snow, hydrogeneration was up by 30 percent year-on-year in March 2020.
Thermal generation was down by 11.7 percent in first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019. In 1Q2020, wind generation (an increase of 9.2 percent year-on-year) accounted for 0.7 percent of the total electricity supply in the country.
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