Hydro, thermal generation down in Georgia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 15
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Decreased demand on electricity impacted the pattern of electricity generation in Georgia, Trend reports citing Georgian investment company Galt & Taggart.
In first half of 2020, both hydro and thermal generation were down by 8.8 percent year-on-year and by 10.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.
In overall, 87.8 percent of the demand on electricity was satisfied by local generation in first half of 2020, the rest was imported from Russia and Azerbaijan. The impact of decreased demand was most significant in second quarter of 2020, in particular in May and June.
Only deregulated HPP’s generation was up in first half of 2020 (+18.7 percent year-on-year), while other regulated HPPs generated respectively 29.1 percent year-on-year and 5.4 percent year-on-year less electricity.
The group of deregulated HPPs mostly combines run-off-river HPPs without any significant reservoir capacities, which would allow them to save the water for later and do the seasonal regulation.
Furthermore, group of deregulated HPPs had several additions in first half of 2020, including Shuakhevi HPP commissioned in April 2020, satisfying 3.5 percent of electricity demand in first half of 2020
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