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Energy consumption in Georgia

The most important measure in the energy balance of Georgia is the total consumption of
12.37 bn kWh
of electric energy per year. Per capita this is an average of 3,325 kWh.


Georgia could provide itself completely with self-produced energy. The total production of all electric energy producing facilities is 13 bn kWh, which is 107% of the countries own usage. Despite this, Georgia is trading energy with foreign countries. Along with pure consumptions the production, imports and exports play an important role. Other energy sources such as natural gas or crude oil are also used.

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Energy Balance

ElectricitytotalGeorgia
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption12.37 bn kWh3,324.93 kWh11,887.66 kWh
Production13.24 bn kWh3,558.77 kWh12,475.65 kWh
Import1.33 bn kWh357.22 kWh221.55 kWh
Export560.00 m kWh150.52 kWh29.54 kWh
Crude OilBarrelGeorgia
per capita
USA
per capita
Production400.00 bbl0.000 bbl0.033 bbl
Import2,660.00 bbl0.001 bbl0.024 bbl
Export3,006.00 bbl0.001 bbl0.004 bbl
Natural GasCubic metersGeorgia
per capita
USA
per capita
Own consumption2.29 bn m³616.60 m³2,338.54 m³
Production7.36 m m³1.98 m³2,354.38 m³
Import2.29 bn m³616.60 m³262.46 m³

Carbon footprint

CO2 emissions
in 2016
Georgia
per capita
USA
per capita
total10.13 m t2.72 t0.33 t
› of which diesel + gasoline3.88 m t1.04 t0.14 t
› of which natural gas4.33 m t1.16 t0.10 t
› of which coal1.01 m t0.27 t0.09 t
› other sources902,082.00 t0.24 t0.00 t


Development of CO2 emissions from 1992 to 2016 in million tons

Carbon footprint Georgia


Production capacities per energy source

The given production capacities for electric energy have a theoretical value, which could only be obtainable under ideal conditions. They are measuring the generatable amount of energy, that would be reached under permanent and full use of all capacities of all power plants. In practice this isn't possible, because e.g. solar collectors are less efficient unter clouds. Also wind- and water-power plants are not always operating under full load. All these values are only useful in relation to other energy sources or countries.

Energy sourcetotal
in Georgia
percentage
in Georgia
percentage
USA
per capita
in Georgia
per capita
USA
Fossil fuels14.23 bn kWh35,0 %70,0 %3,824.69 kWh20,306.77 kWh
Nuclear power0.00 kWh0,0 %9,0 %0.00 kWh2,610.87 kWh
Water power26.43 bn kWh65,0 %7,0 %7,102.99 kWh2,030.68 kWh
Renewable energy0.00 kWh0,0 %14,0 %0.00 kWh4,061.35 kWh
Total production capacity40.66 bn kWh100,0 %100,0 %10,927.68 kWh29,009.67 kWh
Actual total production13.24 bn kWh32.6 %43.0 %3,558.77 kWh12,475.65 kWh

Usage of renewable energies

Renewable energies include wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy sources. This means all energy sources that renew themselves within a short time or are permanently available. Energy from hydropower is only partly a renewable energy. This is certainly the case with river or tidal power plants. Otherwise, numerous dams or reservoirs also produce mixed forms, e.g. by pumping water into their reservoirs at night and recovering energy from them during the day when there is an increased demand for electricity. Since it is not possible to clearly determine the amount of generated energy, all energies from hydropower are displayed separately.

In 2015, renewable energies accounted for around 28.7 percent of actual total consumption in Georgia. The following chart shows the percentage share from 1990 to 2015:

Renewable energy Georgia