In 2018, electricity imports exceeded export 2.6 times. Imports of electricity in the reported year equaled to 1,509 million kWh, which is significantly higher than that of in previous year’s index (> 1%) and 3 times more than that of in 2016. As for exports, in 2018 Georgia exported 589 million kWh electricity, which is 14.2% less than that of in previous year.
As per the annual report of the Regulatory Commission, 82% of electricity import was from Azerbaijan, 14% from Russia, 3% from Turkey and 1% from Armenia.
The biggest portion of electricity export (66%) was to Turkey, followed by Russia – 16%, Armenia – 14% and 4% to Azerbaijan. It is noteworthy that a significant portion of the electricity import in the previous years (77% in 2016 and 73% in 2015) was from Russia, followed by Azerbaijan with 17-22% of total imports. As to the export of electricity, both in 2018 and in previous years, the biggest receiver of Georgian electricity was Turkey.