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Paravani Hydropower Project



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ESIA disclosed:

31 Mar 2011



Approval date:

14 Jun 2011

Purpose of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments

The EBRD is considering financing the construction and operation by Georgian Urban Energy of a hydropower plant in south-central Georgia. GUE is a Georgian company owned and controlled by Anadolu Endustri Holding A.S, a Turkish company with extensive international experience.

The project includes a low dam on the Paravani River, a diversion tunnel to carry water from the dam to an 85 megawatt hydropower plant near the Mtkvari River, and a transmission line to carry power to a substation near Akhaltsikhe.

The project will contribute to the development of renewable energy in Georgia and progress toward achieving the Energy Strategy of Georgia, whose goal is for hydropower resources to generate 100 percent of energy in Georgia.

There is a project summary document available for this project.

ESIA Summary

Paravani Hydropower Plant ESIA Non-Technical Summary
English (2MB - PDF) Georgian (2MB - PDF)

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP)
English (2MB - PDF) Georgian (6MB - PDF)

Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP)
English (80KB - PDF) Georgian (170KB - PDF)

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at:
EBRD Headquarters in London,


  1. Georgian Urban Energy office: 37d Chavchavadze Street, Tbilisi
  2. GUE’s environmental advisor’s office: SRF Gamma, 9 Merab Alexidze Street, Tbilisi
  3. Local community:
  4. Aspindza municipality: 3 Tamari Street, Aspindza
  5. Akhaltsikhe municipality: 18 Merab Kostava Street, Akhaltsikhe;
  6. Akhalkalaki municipality: 11 Cherents Street, Akhalkalaki;
  7. EBRD Resident Office Tbilisi: 6 Marjanishvili Street, (Green Building, IV - V floor), Tbilisi 0102

The ESIA package and Executive Summary have also been released for public review by the project sponsor on the project website,,


This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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