Georgia reduced electricity imports from Azerbaijan by 34.1% in 2020, the Commercial Operator of the Georgian Electricity System JSC (ESCO) said
Electricity production in Georgia in 2020 amounted to 11,159.8 million kWh, which is 5.9% less than in 2019. Last year, electricity generation at hydroelectric power plants decreased by 7.7%, and at thermal power plants – by 0.7%. The only wind power plant in Georgia increased its output by 7.2% over the year, to 90.8 million kWh.
Electricity imports to Georgia in 2020 as a whole decreased by 1% – to 1.61 billion kWh, including supplies from Azerbaijan that decreased by 34.1%, to 726.3 million kWh, 570.6 million kWh received from Russia (an increase of 8.8%), and 313.1 million kWh received from Turkey.
Electricity exports from Georgia decreased by 36.8%, to 153.8 million kWh. The largest volume was supplied to Turkey – 69.5 million kWh (decrease by 38.4%), as well as to Armenia – 66.4 million kWh (up 12%), and the remaining 17.9 million kWh were delivered to Azerbaijan (an increase of 47.9%).
Transit of electricity through the territory of Georgia, which was carried out only from Azerbaijan to Turkey, decreased by 25.3% – to 101.8 million kWh.