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In February 2019, Georgian power plants generated 939 mln. kWh of electricity (Figure 1). This represents a 0.5% increase in total generation, compared to the previous year (in 2018, total generation in February was 934 mln. kWh). Increase in generation on a yearly basis comes from increase in thermal and wind power generation (+26% and +24%), more than offsetting the decrease in hydro power generation (-14%).

On a monthly basis, generation decreased by 7% (in January 2019, total generation was 1011 mln. kWh). The monthly decrease in total generation was the result of a decrease in electricity produced by hydro power plants (down to 511 mln. kWh, -15% with respect to January 2019), while there was an increase in generation of thermal and wind power plants (+4% and +26% with respect to January 2019 respectively).

In January 2019, Georgian power plants generated 1011 mln. kWh of electricity (Figure 1). This represents a 0.3% decrease in total generation, compared to the previous year (in 2018, total generation in January was 1014 mln. kWh.) The decrease in generation on a yearly basis comes from decrease in hydro and wind power generation (-11% and -18%), more than offsetting the increase in thermal power generation (+22%).

On a monthly basis, generation increased by 3% (in December 2018, total generation was 986 mln. kWh). The monthly increase in total generation was the result of an increase in electricity produced by thermal power plants (up to 405 mln. kWh, which represents +47% with respect to December 2018), while there was a decrease in generation of hydro and wind power plants (-15% and -10% with respect to December 2018 respectively).

In 2018, Georgian power plants generated 12 154 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 5% increase in total generation, compared to the previous year (in 2017, total generation was 11 531 mln. kWh) (Figure 1). The increase in generation on a yearly basis comes from increase in hydropower (9%), more than offsetting the decrease in thermal (-5%) and wind power generation (-4%).

Among the different sources of electricity, hydropower consolidated its dominance. Specifically, in 2018, hydropower (HPP) generation amounted to 9949 mln. kWh (82% of total); wind power (WPP) generation was 84 mln. kWh (1% of total), and thermal power (TPP) generation was 2115 mln. kWh (17% of total).

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