In November 2019, Georgian power plants generated 913 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 1% increase in total generation, compared to the previous year (in November 2018, the total generation was 900 mln. kWh). The increase in generation on a yearly basis comes from the increase of 22% in thermal and 16% in wind power generation, more than offsetting the decrease in hydropower generation (-11%).
On a monthly basis, generation increased by 14% (in October 2019, total generation was 800 mln. kWh). The monthly increase in total generation was the result of an increase in electricity produced by thermal power plants (+88% with respect to October 2019) and wind power plants (+35% with respect to October 2019) more than offsetting the decrease in hydropower generation (-13% compared to October 2019).
The consumption of electricity on the local market was 1,069 mln. kWh (-1% and +11% compared to November 2018, and October 2019, respectively) (Figure 1). In November 2019, the total consumption exceeded the total generation by 156 mln. kWh which is around 17% of total generation (in contrast in November 2018 difference between total generation and consumption resulted in a deficit of 178 mln. kWh which was around 20% of the total generation for the month).