April 2019 | Electricity Market Review
29 April 2019

In April 2019, Georgian power plants generated 966 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 9% decrease in total generation, compared to the previous year (in 2018, total generation in April was 1,064 mln. kWh). The decrease in generation on a yearly basis comes from the decrease in hydro and wind power generation (-21% and -27%), more than offsetting the increase in thermal power generation (+348%).

On a monthly basis, generation decreased by 1% (in March 2019, total generation was 974 mln. kWh). The monthly decrease in total generation was the result of a decrease in electricity produced by thermal and wind power plants (-63% and -17% with respect to March 2019) more than offsetting an increase in hydro power generation (+48% with respect to March 2019).

The consumption of electricity on the local market was 1012 mln. kWh (+3% and -11% compared to April 2018, and March 2019 respectively) (Figure 1). In April 2019, total consumption exceeded generation by 45 mln kWh, which is 4% of the total consumption and 5% of the amount generated (compared to 164 mln. kWh and 17% deficit of the total generation for March 2019 and 83 mln. kWh and 8% deficit of the total generation for April 2018).