Details on Enguri HPP rehabilitation process in Georgia unveiled
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov.25
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Rehabilitation of Georgian Enguri hydroelectric power plant (HPP) will start from January 15-20, the Enguri HPP told Trend.
According to the source, the HPP will be completely shut down from that period.
As Levan Mebonia, the director of Enguri HPP, said earlier, the rehabilitation will last 95-100 days, and the deadline for the resumption of operation is May 10.
Enguri HPP is the largest producer of electricity in Georgia and its output is about 30 percent of the total generation.
In particular, in 2019, the country generated a total of 11,856.8 million kWh of electricity, where the share of Enguri HPP was 28.1 percent, ie last year the HPP generated 3341.3 million kWh of electricity.
The rehabilitation of the Enguri HPP tunnel has been postponed three times. Initially, the works were to start in 2018, then in 2019, and finally in March 2020. However, it was delayed three times for various reasons.
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