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Georgia’s Electricity Exports to Turkey in May Rose by 61.4%

Georgia has considerably increased electricity exports to Turkey. Electricity exports totalled 63 715 thousand kw/h as of May 9, 2018.

Objective of the government is to increase these indicators and transform Georgia into an energy hub, Minister of Economy Dimitri Kumsishvili noted.

“We enhance cooperation with Turkey to more integrate our markets”, Dimitri Kumsishvili added.

Georgia’s electricity exports to Turkey has increased by 61.4% year on year. Currently, Georgia supplies 324 megawatt power, while the figure made up 166 megawatts in 2017 and 99 megawatts in 2016. The 2018 electricity exports volume constituted 125 021 thousand kw/h, up 208.5% year on year.

Georgia plans to export 238 195 thousand kw/h to Turkey in May 2018, up 19.6% year on year (199 181 kw/h in May 2017).

Electricity exports increased after active negotiations between Georgia and Turkey in February and April 2018, Dimitri Kumsishvili said.