17.Jan .2020 17:00

Gakharia: we must become an important and stable transit country in terms of electricity transit

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“We should become an important and stable transit country in terms of electricity transit as well”, - the Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia declared that during the opening of “Gardabani 2”.

According to the PM, a thermal power plant with a capacity of 230 mgwt will be added to Georgia from today.

“Today we’ve opened Gardabani 2, a 230-megawatt thermal power plant. Our main objective is economic growth, for which energy efficiency and energy source are critically important”, - Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia said at the official opening ceremony of Gardabani Thermal Power Plant 2.

According to the Prime Minister, the new thermal power plant will ensure the sustainability and energy security of Georgia.

“As the Minister of Economy said, this is very efficient and very important for our country's energy system. We all remember well, and we know that our main task is to create new jobs, economic growth, for which, of course, energy efficiency and energy sources in general are critically important. That is why Gardabani's new thermal power plant will first of all ensure the sustainability of Georgia's power system and, as a matter of course, the country's energy security.

You all know that in recent years there has been quite a lot of money invested in power generation. We should all understand that we must not stop working. We need new sources of generation”, Gakharia said.