In 2022, Georgian power plants generated 14,247 mln. kWh of electricity, record high generation for a single year. This represents a 13% increase in total generation, compared to the previous year (in 2021, total generation was 12,645 mln. kWh).
Pollution is an existential threat to modern society, one which endangers both human and planetary health. It includes contaminating the air with ozone, sulfur, nitrogen-containing nitrous oxides, and delicate particulate matter (PM2.5). Reduction of air pollution is a key aspect of Green Growth, which, together with attaining the goals of the Paris Agreement, could save around a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 (Rijsberman, 2019).
In December 2022, Georgian power plants generated 1,116 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 6% decrease in the total generation compared to the previous year (in December 2021, the total generation was 1,192 mln. kWh). The decrease in the generation on a yearly basis comes from a decline of 39% in hydropower, while wind power and thermal power generation increased by 50% and 38%, respectively.
In November 2022, Georgian power plants generated 1,131 mln. kWh of electricity. This represents a 5% decrease in the total generation compared to the previous year (in November 2021, the total generation was 1,186 mln. kWh).
Geostat has updated its estimates for the first three quarters of 2022, Q1 2022 growth rate now stands at 15%, while the annual growth rates for Q2 and Q3 slightly increased to 7.2% and 9.8%, respectively. The real GDP growth estimate for the first eleven months of 2022 is 10%.