Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has stated that the government will cover increased electricity fees for households which consume less than 300 kWh of electricity per month in 2021.
Electricity distribution companies Telasi and Energo-Pro Georgia are going to increase the tariff for households by 3.5 tetri from January 1, 2021, while the tariff will be increased by 11 tetris (per one kWh) for non-household consumers of Telasi.
There are a total of 1.7 million consumers in Georgia, of which 1.6 million consume less than 300 kWh of electricity per month. This means that for 95 per cent of the Georgian households, the increased price of electricity will be fully subsidized. As our citizens and their families will face rather serious economic challenges in 2021, the increase in electricity tariffs should not become an additional challenge for them”, said Gakharia.
In 2021, the Georgian government will also subsidize 50 per cent of the difference between the current and the increased electricity tariff for all primary food processing companies.
The new tariffs will come into effect from January 1, 2021 and will be valid until December 31, 2025.