19.Jan .2021 14:00

Natia Turnava: Enguri HPP Rehabilitation is critically important for energy security

Natia Turnava: Enguri HPP Rehabilitation is critically important for energy security
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Natia Turnava, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development declares that Enguri HPP rehabilitation project is critically important for energy security. Turnava notes, that Enguri HPP is a very important facility for Georgia and a source of cheap energy, which was put into operation in the 70s of the 20th century.

“For the safe operation of the HPP, sometimes it is necessary to carry out rehabilitation-repair works. This time, quite large-scale works will be carried out, including cementing the tunnel, removing the sludge, repairing the electromechanical parts, which will ultimately reduce water loss at the station and increase power generation," the minister said.

The large-scale project will start on January 20, 2021, and the commissioning of the station is scheduled for May 1, 2021.