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In September 2017, Georgian power plants generated 820 mln. kWh of electricity. This corresponds to a 3% increase in total generation in comparison with the previous year (in 2016, total generation in September was 798 mln. kWh). On a monthly basis generation decreased by21% with respect to August 2017 (in August 2017, total generation was 1,035 mln. kWh).

Following the traditional seasonal pattern, renewable sources of electricity produced 87% of total generation (713 mil kWh), while thermal power generation has started increasing, accounting for 13% of total generation (103 mln. kWh). Looking at the seasonal trends, generation from TPP was highest between December and February, and lowest between May and July, when renewable generation peaked.

In August 2017, Georgian power plants generated 1,035 mln. kWh of electricity. This corresponds to an 8% increase in total generation in comparison with the previous year (in 2016, total generation in August was 957 mln. kWh). Generation decreased by 17% with respect to July 2017 (in July 2017 total generation was 1,247 mln. kWh).

Following the traditional seasonal pattern, renewable sources of electricity produced 92% of total generation (952 mln. kWh), while thermal power generation accounted for only 8% of total generation (83 mln. kWh). Consumption of electricity on the local market was 1,038 mln. kWh, marginally bigger than the amount generated. Looking at the seasonal trends, generation from TPP is highest between December and February, and lowest between May and July, when renewable generation peaks.

In July 2017, Georgian power plants generated 1,247 mln. kWh of electricity. This corresponds to a 18% increase in total generation compared to July 2016, when total generation of electricity was 1,061 mln. kWh. Generation also increased by 10% compared to June 2017 (1,138 mln. kWh).

Following the traditional seasonal pattern, almost all generation (1,242 mln. kWh, or 99.6% of total generation) came from renewable sources of electricity, while thermal power generation accounted for only 5 mln. kWh (0.4% of total generation). Consumption of electricity on the local market was 986 mln. kWh, smaller than the amount generated, leaving a resource for export to neighboring electricity markets (Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan). Looking at the seasonal trend, generation from TPP is usually low in summer, but increases in fall and winter, only to decline again in spring. Renewables instead are characterized by a different pattern; electricity generation increases from March to July, and begin declining from August to February.

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