In September 2019, Georgian power plants generated 821 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 3% decrease in total generation, compared to the previous year (in September 2018, the total generation was 849 mln. kWh). The decrease in generation on a yearly basis comes from the decrease of 11% separately in wind and hydropower generation, more than offsetting the increase in thermal power generation (+29%).
On a monthly basis, generation decreased by 19% (in August 2019, total generation was 1,020 mln. kWh). The monthly decrease in total generation was the result of a decrease in electricity produced by wind power plants (-13% with respect to August 2019) and hydropower plants (-31% with respect to August 2019) more than offsetting the increase in thermal power generations (+51% compared to August 2019).
The consumption of electricity on the local market was 972 mln. kWh (+2% and -12% compared to September 2018, and August 2019, respectively) (Figure 1). In September 2019, the total consumption exceeded the total generation by 151 mln kWh which is around 18% of total generation (in contrast in September 2018 difference between total generation and consumption resulted in a deficit of 106 mln.kWh which was around 13% of the total generation for the month).