Over half of electricity imported to Georgia from Turkey
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 29
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
In 2019, electricity imports to Georgia increased by 7.8 percent compared to the previous year and exceeded exports by 6.7 times, Trend reports referring to the annual report of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) for 2019.
According to the commission, in 2019, 68 percent of electricity imports to Georgia came from Turkey, and 32 percent - from Russia.
As for export, during the reporting period, Georgia exported the bulk of the electricity (46 percent) to Turkey, 24 percent of the total volume was exported to Russia, and 5 percent - to Azerbaijan.
As reported, in past years, the bulk of electricity was imported to Georgia from Azerbaijan (61 percent in 2017 and 82 percent in 2018).
According to GNERC, in 2019, the volume of electricity imports to Georgia amounted to 1.62 million kWh, which is 7.8 percent more than in 2018 and 8.7 percent more than in 2017.
In 2019, 243 million kWh of electricity was exported from Georgia, which is 2.5 times less than in 2018. During these years, most of the electricity from Georgia was exported to Turkey.
Last year, electricity production decreased by 2.6 percent compared to 2018 in Georgia, the report said.
According to the data for 2010-2019, every year, electricity production increases by an average of 3.6 percent in Georgia, and domestic consumption - by 4.4 percent.
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