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Abkhazia is preparing for a difficult winter amid severe energy crisis. Now the light is being turned off for two hours a day according to the “fan principle”, mainly at night. However, soon there will be no light for 6-8 hours a day.
This forecast was made back in the summer of 2021 by the former head of Chernomorenergo Mikhail Logua. The main supplies of light to Abkhazia come from the Ingur hydroelectric power station, which is located in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict and is jointly managed by the Georgian and Abkhaz sides. Abkhazia receives 40% of the generation, in order to meet this volume with the current consumption of electricity, the cutoffs will need to be increased to 6-8 hours, Logua said.
The amount of electricity consumed by Abkhazia in comparison with the pre-crisis 2019 has increased, according to official data, by 25%.