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Wind energy project gets underway in Georgia

Wednesday, November 19
Georgia’s Government will invest $30 million USD state funds on the nation’s first wind energy project.

The pilot wind project would see the construction of a 20MW capacity power station.

Georgia’s Vice Prime Minister and Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze announced today work had already begun on the wind energy project.

"It is expected the construction work will begin from 2015,” he said at the conference where he summed up Georgia’s energy achievements of the past two years, the challenges and the future plans for development.

The wind station called Kartli is located in Gori, a city in the eastern part of Georgia and will unite 10 turbines, which will be connected to the 220KW Gori substation.

Kaladze said the 10KW wind turbine, which collected important data, had already been installed.

The Ministry believed Georgia had significant potential in the wind energy sector, which was estimated as four billion kW of annual average generation and 1,500MW of total installed capacity (