Electricity generation drops in Georgia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The hydro power plants operating in Georgia generated 2.1 percent less electricity in April 2020, as compared to April 2019, Trend reports with reference to Georgian Electricity System Commercial Operator of Georgia (ESCO).
According to ESCO, in April 2020, 943.79 kWh of electricity was generated in Georgia, and in April 2019 this figure stood at 964.44 kWh.
According to the forecast of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, the country is expected to generate 12.76 billion kWh of electricity in 2020, which is 4.2 percent less than the initial forecast (13.31 billion 317.9 million kWh).
Meanwhile, Georgia received $409.316 million kWh of electricity from Azerbaijan from January through April 2020. This figure is 130.13 million kWh or 24.1 percent less compared to the same period last year.
From January through April, Georgia's total electricity imports amounted to 780.4 million kWh, of which 52.4 percent accounted for Azerbaijan and 47.5 percent for Russia.
During the reporting period, the volume of electricity transmitted by Azerbaijan to Turkey through Georgia amounted to 51.09 million kWh.
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