June 2021 | Electricity Market Review
30 July 2021

In June 2021, Georgian power plants generated 1323 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 32% increase in total generation, compared to the previous year (in June 2020, the total generation was 999 mln. kWh). The increase in generation on a yearly basis comes from the increase of 32% in hydropower generation, as well as, from an increase in the generation of wind power by 15%.

On a monthly basis, generation increased by approximately 8% (in May 2021, total generation was 1221 mln. kWh) (Figure 1). The monthly increase in total generation, despite a reduction in wind power generation of 14% compared to May 2021, was caused by an 8% increase in hydropower generation and an increase in wind power generation seven times.

The consumption of electricity on the local market was 1,090 mln. kWh (+21% and +3% compared to June 2020, and May 2021, respectively). In June 2021, power generation exceeded consumption by 233 mln. kWh which was 18% of total generation (in June 2020 difference between total generation and consumption resulted in a surplus of 96 mln. kWh, around 10% of the total generation for the month).