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    Georgia cuts electricity imports nearly 24% to 1.5 bln kWh in 2022

    January 30, 2023 - Interfax Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire


      TBILISI. Jan 30 (Interfax) - Georgia imported 1.5 billion kWh of electricity in 2022, a decline of 23.6% year-on-year, and generation increased 12.7% to 14.2 billion kWh.

      According to the country's electricity market operator, ESCO, hydroelectric power plants produced 10.8 billion kWh of electricity, thermal power plants generated 3.4 billion kWh, and the country's only wind farm, Kartli, produced 87.5 million kWh.

      Electricity consumption increased 3.8% to 14.8 billion kWh last year.

      According to ESCO, Russia supplied 1.265 billion kWh to Georgia in 2022, Armenia delivered 138.5 million kWh, and Azerbaijan supplied 129.5 million kWh.

      Meantime, exports rose 2.5-fold to 971 million kWh in the reporting period, with Georgia supplying the main volume to Turkey.

      Electricity consumption in Georgia is growing every year. According to the experts, the country could face a serious energy shortage by 2030, given that consumption will likely increase 1.7-fold to 22 billion kWh by that time.

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