Hydroelectric Plants in Georgia

Atsi
Location: Ajara
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 2 X 8 MW Francis
Operation: 1937
T/G supplier: LMZ
Quick facts: This station is on the River Acharistskali, 30km from Batumi city.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Re-posted 22 Jul 2015

Chitakhevi
Location: Samtskhe-Javakheti
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 3 X 7 MW
Operation: 1949-1951
T/G supplier: UETM
Quick facts: Chitakhevi is on the River Mtkvari, near Dviri village.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Re-posted 22 Jul 2015

Dzevruli
Location: Imereti
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 4 X 20 MW Francis
Operation: 1956
T/G supplier: Voith, Siemens
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: This is the second stage of the Shaori-Tkibuli cascade and uses redirected water from the Shaori HPP. The 36m tall earth dam for the scheme is in Akhalsopheli valley and impounds a reservoir of 82mn m. The powerhouse is in Terjola district. Dzevruli (aka Tkibuli-II) took about 60mos to build.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Posted 8 Sep 2010

Enguri
Location: Abkhazia
Operator: Engurhesi Ltd
Configuration: 5 X 265 MW Francis
Operation: 1978
T/G supplier: Kharkov, Elsib
EPC: Hydroproject, Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: The 272m Enguri Dam on the Enguri River near Jvari is the second tallest arch dam in the world and was constructed from 1961-1987. The crest length is 680m and the dam contains an estimated 3.96mn m³ of concrete. A 15km pressure tunnel connects the dam to the powerhouse. When operations began, the Enguri power plant supplied about 40% of Georgia's electric power. A United Nations mediated agreement following the outbreak of hostilities between the Republic of Georgia and the Abkhazia Republic in 1992/93 put the dam and powerhouse on opposite sides of the ceasefire line and maintenance and operation have been a matter of dispute ever since. Nonetheless, a variety of rehabilitation and modernization activities are planned or underway for the dam, pressure tunnel, and powerhouse. A Power Plant Trading Card was made for this plant.

Photograph by sPlant21 (Panoramio)
Posted 18 Oct 2014

Gumati
Location: Imereti
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 4 X 11.5 MW, 3 X 7.6 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1956-1958
T/G supplier: Tampella, Voith, Siemens
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: Gumati is on the middle reaches of the Rioni River upstream of Rioni HPP. The 30m high concrete gravity dam is located 7km northwest from Kutaisi, Georgia's second largest city.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Posted 12 Sep 2010

Khram-II
Location: Kvemo Kartli
Operator: Telasi JSC
Configuration: 3 X 60 MW Francis
Operation: 1963
T/G supplier: LMZ, Electrosila
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: The Khrami River runs along the Azerbaijani-Georgian border. There are two plants in the Khram hydro complex. Khram-II was rebuilt, uprated by 5 MW/unit, and restarted in Sep 2010. The 220/110kV switchyard is to be rehabilitated next.

Photograph courtesy of Inter RAO UES
Posted 15 Jan 2011

Lajanuri
Location: Racha-Lochkumi
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 3 X 37.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1960
T/G supplier: Voith, Siemens
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: Lajanuri is near Tsageri and uses waters redirected from the Tskhenistskali River into the Lajanuri River through an underground powerhouse. In 1998, JBIC, KfW, OECF, and the Italian government loaned $123mn to renovate Lajanuri and Khurami HPP.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Posted 12 Sep 2010

Ortachala
Location: Tbilisi
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 3 X 6 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1954
T/G supplier: LMZ, UETM
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: Ortachala is on the Mtkvari River. The concrete dam has three intake piers and four spillway bays. Construction took 54mos. This plant was acquired by Energo-Pro Georgia with a bid of $25.3mn following an auction held in Dec 2008.

hotograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Re-posted 20 Oct 2015

Paravani
Location: Samtskhe-Javakheti
Operator: Georgian Urban Energy
Configuration: 2 X 42.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2014
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Coyne ve Bellier Muhendislik Musavirlik Ltd Sti, Hitit Insaat
Quick facts: In Feb 2011, GUE, a subsidiary of Turkey’s Anadolu Group, released an “Environment and Social Impact Assessment” for this HPP. The main components include a 5m tall weir and a small holding pond on the Paravani River, 56km downstream from Lake Paravani. The weir is near the confluence with the Korkhistkali River. A 13.8km power tunnel runs to the powerhouse beside the Mktvari River in Aspindza, about 1.5km upstream from the confluence with the Paravani River. In Jun 2011, the EBRD and the IFC said they were providing $115mn in financing for the $160mn project. In Oct 2011, the EBRD said it was making a small equity investment in GUE. Paravani was opened on 11 Oct 2014 and connects to the local 20kV grid and to Turkey via a new HVDC transmission facility at Akhaltsikhe. Annual production is estimated at 450 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Posted 18 Oct 2014

Rioni
Location: Racha-Lochkumi
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 4 X 12 MW Francis
Operation: 1933
T/G supplier: LMZ
Quick facts: This plant is on the Rioni River.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Posted 12 Sep 2010

Satskheni
Location: Kvemo Kartli
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 2 X 7 MW Francis
Operation: 1952
T/G supplier: UETM
Quick facts: This plant is part of the irrigation system and is located in Gardabani village in Saakadze.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Posted 12 Sep 2010

Shaori
Location: Imereti
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 4 X 9.6 MW Pelton
Operation: 1955
T/G supplier: Asgen, ASEA
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: This plant on the Shaori River has a 15m tall rockfill dam near Khorgas village.

Photograph courtesy of Sakhydroenergomsheni
Posted 12 Sep 2010

 
Sioni
Location: Tbilisi
Operator: Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Configuration: 2 X 4.5-MW Francis
Operation: 1964
T/G supplier: Uralhydromash, UETM
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: This plant is part of the Iori cascade of three seasonal regulation HPPs. Sioni Dam and Sioni HPP represent the head of the Zemo Samgori irrigation channel system. Annual production is about 33 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Energo-Pro Georgia JSC
Posted 20 Oct 2015

Vartsikhe-II
Location: Imereti
Operator: Sakenergogeneratsia
Configuration: 2 X 23 MW bulb
Operation: 1978
T/G supplier: Kharkov, Electrotyazhmash
EPC: Sakhydroenergomsheni
Quick facts: On the Rioni River.

Photograph courtesy of Georgia Ministry of Fuel & Energy
Posted 18 Feb 2002

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Oct-2015

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