Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 23 /Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Kakha Kaladze inspected the construction site of the country's first wind power plant, "Kartli".
According to the Minister, the project is a pilot project, and the state is paying for it at its own expense.
Some $30 million are needed for the project's implementation, Kaladze said.
"The project envisages the construction of a power plant with a capacity of up to 20 megawatts. It is necessary to bear in mind that windmills cannot replace hydro power plants, but it is possible to obtain 10-15 percent of the necessary resources for the country from wind power plant," the Minister said.
According to the Director of the Georgian Energy Development Fund Giorgi Bezhuashvili, a tower that measures the power of the wind in the area was installed.
"For six months, we have been observing the power of the wind in the area. If the data correspond to the plan, we will start construction of the plant, which will be completed in about a year," Bezhuashvili said.