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EU Supports New Energy Supply Projects in Georgia for 2018-2028

By Natia Gogritchiani
Thursday, December 28
EU through its Neighborhood Investment Facility (NIF) has provided EUR 9, 9 mil. (approx. GEL 28 mil.) grant to support the program on Extension of the Georgian Transmission Network, co-financed by KfW.

The aim of the program is to provide grid infrastructure for promotion of net integration of hydropower plants (HPPs), increase transmission line capacity, including cross-border trade and enhance Georgia’s energy supply security.

Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Giorgi Chikovani, General Director of Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) Sulkhan Zumburidze and KfW representative Hans Riek have signed a Financing and Project Implementing Agreement on the Extension of the Georgian Transmission Network this month.

The Extension of the Georgian Transmission Network program envisions the implementation of Tskaltubo-Akhaltsikhe-Tortumi network project. The project is designed to strengthen power transmission infrastructure in Guria and Kakheti regions.

For the next 10 years in 2018-2028, GSE will continue to invest financial resources in largescale infrastructure projects. The following projects are planned to be implemented: construction of transmission lines (North Ring) to ensure the connection to hydro power plants of Enguri and Rioni river basins currently under construction; construction of new cross-border transmission lines in the directions of Russia, Turkey and Armenia.

For 2018-2028 GSE also plans to implement Borjomi-Akhaltsikhe project, Ksani-Stepantsminda-Mozdok project, and Marneuli-Airum project.