Georgia to continue HPP construction to ensure country’s energy independence
Tuesday, October 8Georgia's energy independence is an integral component of the country's priorities, Georgian Minister of Energy, Kakha Kaladze, said after the signing ceremony of a memorandum of cooperation with the Energy Academy last Friday. According to him, Georgia has abundant water resources, and this is an advantage for the country. "The construction of hydropower plants is very important for us, so that we were not dependent on neighboring countries. The energy independence of Georgia is equivalent to the independence of the country. This is fundamentally important, and I am sure that the government's strategy is correct. We will be able to explain the importance of hydropower plants to a small part of the population," the minister said. Kaladze also talked about the steps that have been taken by the new government in the energy sector, and stressed that the construction of the HPP to ensure energy independence of the country will continue. The minister also touched on the issue of wind power plants, the construction of which will begin in the near future. "It will be a station with a capacity of 20 megawatts in the Gori district, and there is also an opportunity to build a plant with a capacity of 150 megawatts in this district," he said.