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Power Grid Enhancement Project



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ESIA disclosed:

09 Aug 2019



Approval date:

23 Jul 2020

Project description

The Power Grid Enhancement Project is being developed by the Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE). It comprises the construction of new and in some cases rehabilitation of existing electricity transmission lines and substations.

The purpose of the Project is to strengthen the power transmission grid in Georgia, improve cross border trade opportunities, meet increased power demands and connect existing and planned power projects.

The Project consists of the four main components:

(1) Construction of the 500 kV overhead line (OHL) Tskaltubo-Akhaltsikhe-Tortum;
(2) Construction of the North Ring;
(3) Reinforcement of the transmission infrastructure in Guria region;
(4) Reinforcement of the transmission infrastructure in Kakheti region

ESIA disclosure package

The ESIA has been updated fallowing stakeholder feedback received during the disclosure period. The ESIA documents will continue to be refined and updated as the project progresses.

ESIA Package English

Volumes 1 – 8 and ESAP in Zip Format

ESIA Package Georgian

Volumes 1 – 8 and ESAP in Zip Format

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation for components expected to be financed by EBRD will be made available locally at:

Regions and Municipalities
Imereti Regional Governor Office
3 Rustaveli street, Kutaisi, Georgia
+ 995 431 24 70 00


Tskaltubo Municipality
25, Rustaveli street, Tskaltubo, Georgia
+ 995 595 95 90 72


Tyibuli Municipality
3 Karlo Lomadze Square, Tkibuli, Georgia
+995  497 22 20 20
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Regional Governor Office
Zviad Gamsakhurdia Avenue, Zugdidi, Georgia, + 995 412 25 05 05


Mestia Municipality
Setis Square, Mestia, Georgia, + 995 595 08 95 30
Racha Lechkhumi- Lower Svaneti Regional Governor Office
Ambrolauri, 11 Bratislava-Racha street, + 995 0439 22 18 80


Lentekhi Municipality
24 King Tamar street, Lentekhi, Georgia
+ 995 591 812 361


Tsageri Municipality
58 Rustaveli street, Tsageri, Georgia
+ 995 599 18 24 25


Ambrolauri Municipality
11 Bratislava-Racha street, Ambrolauri, Georgia
+ 995 0439 22 19 37


Oni Municipality
40 David Aghmashenebeli Avenue, Oni, Georgia
+ 995 577 377 871
Georgian State Electrosystem Office
2 Baratashvili street, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia
+ 995 32 2 510 837


EBRD Resident Office, Merani Business Center, 31a Griboedov Street, 6th Floor, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Tel: +995 32 2447400


Client website


Environmental or social enquiries

Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE)
Zezva Khvedelidze
International Project Environmental Coordinator
2 Baratashvili street, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia
+995 32 2 510 837 (ext. 461)


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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