Amid a growing economy, the country’s power shortage is also
growing and in 2025 can become rather dramatic that will definitely increase
Georgia’s dependence on neighboring countries.
“In 2019 the country had to import energy in the summer, which had never happened before,” Giorgi Abramishvili, Executive Director - Georgian Renewable Energy Development Association (GREDA) , says.
In Abramishvili’s words, the situation in the country is changing if earlier it faced energy deficit only in winter, now its dependence on external sources grows and the country can’t export energy in the summer.
“By 2025, power shortage will become severe and according to all estimates, the electricity consumption will double in 2025-2030, ”he notes.
“More hotels, more restaurants, more air conditioning - all this is an integral part of the tourism business, which is growing very actively, and most of it falls in the summer. That is why the dependence on imports for the first time in many decades already extends to the summer period. For example, before thermal power plants worked only in the winter, but in recent years they have to be turned on in the summer, ”he said.
Abramishvili says that