Georgia may face electricity deficit in 2023

Oil&Gas Materials 23 June 2021 09:57 (UTC +04:00)
Georgia may face electricity deficit in 2023

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 23

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

Georgia may face electricity deficit in 2023, Trend reports referring to the Georgian media.

"If the current economic growth rates are maintained, energy consumption by 2023 will grow to 17.5 billion kWh. If the construction of large hydroelectric power plants does not continue, then taking into account the losses of the existing stations, the deficit of electricity in Georgia will reach 7 billion kWh," sources told Georgian media.

The hydroelectric power plants, built over the past 10 years, generate 19 percent of the overall energy generated in Georgia.

In general, energy production in May increased by 24 percent and amounted to 1.2 billion kWh.

Unlike 2020, in May 2021, Georgia practically did not use thermal power plants.

In 2010, power generation in Georgia amounted to 10 billion kWh, while consumption was 8.4 billion kWh, the surplus was exported.

In 2020, the city's generation grew to 11.1 billion kWh, but consumption jumped to 12.1 billion kWh, i.e. the growth of generation was 11 percent, consumption was 44 percent. The deficit was accounted for by imports, mainly from Azerbaijan and Russia.


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