In the first half of 2020, power imports to Georgia increased by 26.5% annually, despite a decrease in consumption.
In the reporting period, power was imported from Azerbaijan (52.9% of total imports) and Russia (47.1%), the international consulting and analytical organization Galt & Taggart reports.
The document reads that 94.6% of electricity imports were made in the first quarter of 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic's impact was low. Consequently, the indicators for the first half of 2020 were impacted by the 39.6% growth in electricity imports in the first quarter.
Following the survey, in the first quarter, about a third of the total volume of imports and about 70% of Russia's imports were used to supply power to the Abkhazia region, since the electricity generated by the Enguri HPP was insufficient to meet the increased consumption in the area.