electricity production in Georgia down 5.9%
Electricity generation in Georgia decreased 5.9% in 2020 from the previous year and totaled 11,159.8 million kWh of electricity, according to a survey conducted by the Georgia National Statistical Office (Geostat) read.
Geostat reports that the decline in electricity production was mainly caused by dry weather conditions and less water.
Electricity consumption in the country also declined in 2020 by 4.8% year-on-year to 11,479.3 million kWh.
However, the demand for natural gas in 2020 increased, of which 2,006.5 million cubic meters were consumed, which is 3.3% more than in 2019.
Consumption of natural gas increased in the following sectors:
- Household sector
- Food industry
The consumption of natural gas by road transport has declined, to some extent due to rising prices and increasing competitiveness of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), âreports Geostat.
Economy Minister Natia Turnava said yesterday in a speech to the Georgian parliament that in total 10 new hydropower plants are expected to be commissioned in 2022, with a capacity of around 30 MW, noting that it is is an investment of over 120 million euros. GEL (approximately $ 38 million / â¬ 34 million).
She also said Georgia is near the 93% gas access mark, adding that a total of 39,698 households will have gas installed in 244 settlements by 2022-2024.
According to Geostat data, the decline was also observed in the production of firewood (-6.4%) and other biofuels and waste in 2020.
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