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Shuakhevi HPP to play important role in decreasing Georgia’s dependence on imported electricity

Oil&Gas Materials 27 January 2021 15:37
Shuakhevi HPP to play important role in decreasing Georgia’s dependence on imported electricity

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

The Shuakhevi HPP began operation in the spring of 2020, and the electricity it has generated has resulted in an 8 percent increase in the electricity generated by seasonal hydropower plants in Georgia compared to last year, said Rakesh Naik, the CEO of Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC, Trend reports via Georgian media.

He manages the Shuakhevi HPP, one of the largest energy projects in the history of independent Georgia.

"Today and in the future, the electricity the Shuakhevi HPP generates will play an important role in decreasing Georgia’s dependence on imported electricity," Naik said.

As he noted, in fact, it’s difficult to make any real projections about the directions the energy sector will take even in the short term since any event can significantly affect it.

"In this case, we are dealing with a global challenge that has entirely changed the way the world function," Naik said.

"COVID-19 once again reminded the modern world how global risks and threats affect each field. However, I believe that any crisis is a way to see new opportunities. I think that in the long term, companies will be able to use these challenges as opportunities to develop themselves in different directions. In this particular crisis, I think we were able to focus on increasing the role of digital technologies, creating new and strengthening existing internal and external communication platforms, and becoming more flexible both as a company and as an industry," he added.

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