Gardabani TPP 2 in Georgia to have "launching from zero” function
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Gardabani TPP 2will be built using the latest technologies in Georgia, said the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Natia Turnava, Trend reports with reference to the website of the ministry.
The minister made this announcement during her familiarization trip to the Gardabani TPP 1 and Gardabani TPP 2. According to Natia Turnova, construction is on schedule, and the plant will be fully ready by the beginning of 2020.
Natia Turnava said that the Georgian government is taking all measures to support the country's energy security. Financing of construction is provided from internal resources of the JSC Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation.
“This project on the construction of theGardabani TPP 2 will be an additional potential that will strengthen our country's energy independence,” she said.
Gardabani TPP-1 was commissioned in 2015. Its capacity is 230 MW. The combined-cycle Gardabani thermal power plant is one of the largest energy producers in the country with optimal operating costs.
The construction project is being implemented by Gardabani TPP 2 LLC,which is a subsidiary of the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation. The plant will have a function "launching from zero”, which is provided via autonomous/independent diesel generator (Black Start Diesel Generator). This function enables the TPP to be started even during the so called system black-out.