Minister: “Azerbaijan plays important role as alternative in import of electricity by Georgia”

# 14:15
3 September 2020

“As a result of the energy reforms implemented by our government, today, we import electricity from all our neighboring countries. None of them, especially our northern neighbor is dominant in this issue”, said Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava, APA’s local bureau reports.

The minister said the country had been importing 90% of electricity from Russia since 2012 and Russia had a prevailing  position on the Georgian market, but today, the positions have changed on the Georgian electricity market.

N. Turnava noted that Georgia is more independent today in terms of electricity import and can make choices in regard to import from various countries: “Today, we are more independent in terms of energy because there are various countries including Azerbaijan playing a very important role in our alternative choice. We import electricity from Turkey, Russia and Armenia at the same time. This is our choice. We act by the principle of ensuring security of the energy system. We are more independent in terms of energy and therefore the energy import costs have dropped during these years”.