Georgia’s first wind power plant built in Gori. Georgia is one step closer to enjoying the country’s first wind farm and utilize the huge wind energy potential.
Preparatory works have already been completed. The wind farm was expected to be completed in September-October 2016. The wind farm is being built near Gori and will produce 20-MW of power per year. The wind farm will have two turbines, both of which have already been imported to Georgia.
The €25 million project will be implemented by the Georgian Energy Development Fund (GEDF). A joint stock company established by the Government of Georgia, together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Officials noted the wind farm would start producing energy in the second quarter of 2017.
A feasibility study by Tbilisi’s Karenergo Wind Energy Scientific Centre revealed rich wind resources in the following area: Chorokhi River Gorge, Paravani Lake, the Likhi mountain range, Mukhrani field, the outskirts of Kutaisi, parts of Tbilisi, the outskirts of Rustavi and the areas between Khashuri and Gori.
We have all the materials needed to start building the wind turbines there but currently interest … isn’t high enough,” said Archil Zedginidze, Karenergo director.
Meanwhile one small wind turbine was currently operational in Skra village. However the facility could only produce 22, 000 KWh of energy per year – enough for only a couple of households. The project to establish this wind turbine cost about $25,000. It was funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Watch the video shows the construction of Georgia’s first wind power plant, built in Gori, Shida Kartli region on the following link: