Power Grid Enhancement Project

Location:

Georgia

Project number:

51422

Business sector:

Energy

Notice type:

Public

ESIA disclosed:

09 Aug 2019

Status:

Concept Reviewed

Target board date:

11 Dec 2019

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

The Project will be financed by the Government of Georgia with support from the KfW Development Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The proceeds of EBRD’s loan are expected to finance the North Ring component (described as Component C1 and C2 in the ESIA package), including construction of

(1) 57km 220kV double-circuit overhead line (OHL) Nenskra-Mestia;

(2) Extension of the 500kV switchyard in Jvari substation; 

(3) 500/220/110kV substation
Nenskra;

(4) 2km 500kV OHL Kavkasioni tie to substation Nenskra;

(5) 50km 500kV single circuit OHL Lajanuri-Tskaltubo;

(6)  60km 220kV double-circuit overhead line (OHL) Tskaltubo-Namakhvani-Tvishi-Lajanuri; and 7) extension of 220kV substation Tskaltubo. 

ESIA disclosure package

ESIA Package English

ESIA Package Georgian

ESAP English

ESAP Georgian

Full ESIA availability

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

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

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

And

Client website

Enquiries

Environmental or social enquiries

Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE)
Zezva Khvedelidze
International Project Environmental Coordinator
2 Baratashvili street, Tbilisi 0105, Georgia
zezva.khvedelidze@gse.com.ge
www.gse.com.ge
+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