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December 2023 | Electricity Market Review
15 January 2024

In December 2023, Georgian power plants generated 1,166 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 4% increase in the total generation compared to the previous year (in December 2022, the total generation was 1,116 mln. kWh). The rise in generation on a yearly basis comes from an increase in hydropower generation by 87%, while the generation of thermal and wind power plants decreased by 45% and 16%, respectively.

November 2023 | Electricity Market Review
29 December 2023

In November 2023, Georgian power plants generated 1,003 mln. kWh of electricity (Figure 1). This represents an 11% decrease in the total generation compared to the previous year (in November 2022, the total generation was 1,131 mln. kWh). The fall in the generation on a yearly basis comes from a decrease in thermal and wind power generation by 27%, and 13%, respectively, while the generation of hydropower plants increased by 1%.

Risks of Russian business ownership in Georgia
11 December 2023

This policy brief addresses risks tied to Russian business ownership in Georgia. The concentration of this ownership in critical sectors such as electricity and communications makes Georgia vulnerable to risks of political influence, corruption, economic manipulation, espionage, sabotage, and sanctions evasion. To minimize these risks, it is recommended to establish a Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) screening mechanism for Russia-originating investments, acknowledge the risks in national security documents, and implement a critical infrastructure reform.

October 2023 | Electricity Market Review
27 November 2023

In October 2023, Georgian power plants generated 1,043 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 1% increase in the total generation compared to the previous year (in October 2022, the total generation was 1,034 mln. kWh). The rise in the generation on a yearly basis comes from an increase in thermal power generation by 179%, while the generation of wind and hydro power plants decreased by 11% and 30%, respectively.

Prof. Andre de Palma discusses the potential economic and social impact of low-emission zones
14 November 2023

Dr. André de Palma, a distinguished Professor at CY Cergy Paris Université, THEMA, recently presented a seminar at ISET on the “Impact of low emission zones on spatial and economic inequalities using a dynamic transport simulator.” His presentation addressed the critical issue of air pollution – estimated to have caused 311,000 premature deaths in the EU in 2023, with associated costs reaching €224 billion or 1.4% of GDP.

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