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Electricity Imports in January-April 2017 Exceeded Total Imports of 2016

In January-April 2017 Georgia’s electricity imports made up 886.691 million kw/h, up 47% as compared to total imports in 2016 – 478.9 million kw/h.

Deputy Energy Minister Ilia Eloshvili told Business Courier that electricity imports has grown because of increased electricity consumption.

As to other months, Ministry of Energy of Georgia will launch negotiations with neighboring countries. In long-term period imports-dependence will narrow at the expense of growth in domestic generation, Eloshvili said.

“If we manage to generate  3000 megawatt hydro power, about 500 megawatt steam power and 300-400 megawatts from alternative resources (wind and solar power) by 2030 in addition, we will have absolutely independent power system”, Eloshvili noted.