Georgia to launch electric main building in autumn to link Georgian and Turkish energy systems
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 19 / Trend , N.Kirtskhalia/
Construction of a new 500-KV electric main to connect Georgian and Turkish power systems will begin this autumn to last for three years, Georgia State Electric System representative said in Tbilisi on March 19.
The project includes construction of a major 500-KV electric main and two additional connection lines to link Gardabani and Zestafoni with the Akhaltsikh substation on the border with Turkey. A power line will be extended from there to the Turkish electrical system.
The cost of the project is €260 million. German bank KFW will allocate €100 million, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - €60 million, the European Investment Bank - €60 million. The Georgian Government will provide the remaining amount.
The project will enhance sustainability of energy supplies, will improve stability of the Georgian electric system and increase electricity export to Turkey.
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