Georgia has resumed imports of electrical energy from Russia today, a source in the Georgian Fuel and Energy Ministry reported to RBC. Simultaneously, supplies of energy from Armenia have been reduced today.
Currently, the Russian national energy grid supplies 140 megawatts to Georgia per day, 120 megawatts are supplied to Georgia from Armenia and 190 megawatts a day are generated by local utilities for Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. Despite these supplies, the capital of Georgia has a 35-30-percent shortfall of electricity.
According to forecasts of the Georgian Fuel and Energy Ministry, the energy crisis in Tbilisi will be over only in April, after the snow melts in the mountains and local small and medium-sized hydroelectric power stations resume work. Commenting on other Georgian regions, the source in the Fuel and Energy Ministry noted that energy consumption in the western and central parts of Georgia was almost zero.