Georgia to build 15 new hydroelectric power plants
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 5 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/
A total of 15 new hydroelectric power plants will start to be built in Georgia from 2012, Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Alexander Khetaguri, said at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on industry economics and economic policy. The total capacity of the hydropower plants will exceed 2,000 MW.
According to him, the investment value of projects that will begin in 2012 total more than $3.5 billion. As known, the implementation of NeskraHPP and HudoniHPP projects should begin next year.
The minister said that this year the country is building 10 hydroelectric power plants, with a total capacity of 1.5 billion kilowatt/hours or 300 megawatts.
According to Khetaguri, the number of employed at all 10 sites is more than 1,200 people. The minister said that the country is building ParavanHPP, LuhumHPP, KuraHPP, LarsiHPP, Hadori, Gubazeuli, BahviHPP 2 and other several plants.