Georgia not to be able to meet its electricity needs in 2018

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The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia has approved the balance of the country’s electricity market for 2018.

According to the document, electricity production in Georgia in the current year is planned in the amount of 12 billion 100.7 million kW / h (an increase of 6.8%). It is assumed that hydroelectric power plants will produce 9 billion 878.9 million kW / h (up 7.7%), and thermoelectric power plants will produce 2 billion 131.7 million kW / h (up 2.5%).

In 2018, electricity consumption in the country is projected at 12 billion 703.5 million kW / h (an increase of 7.4%).

Import of electricity to the country, which in order to cover its deficit mainly takes placed in January-April and September-December, is determined in the balance in the amount of 1 billion 958.7 million kW / h (an increase of 18.7%).

It is planned to increase the export of electricity by 23% compared to 2017 – up to 805.6 million kW / h. Electricity export is planned from March to November inclusive. It will be carried out mainly to Turkey and Russia, as well as to Azerbaijan and Armenia.

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