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Wednesday, 21 October 2009 17:29
PROSPECTS OF DEVELOPING MINOR HYDRO-POWER ENGINEERING IN GEORGIA

R. Arveladze

Georgia takes one of the leading places in the world according to specific technical potential for water power resources. Significant part of this potential is taken by just minor hydro-power engineering, that belongs to the category of renewable power engineering. Under the cadaster of minor technical water and power potential of Georgian rivers, theoretical water and power potential of small rivers annually makes 40 billion kWh, and technical water and power potential – 19,5 billion kWh including 8 billion kWh, which given current conditions can be considered as actually developable potential. It is obvious from the above how significant is the reserve that the country possesses.

Term of project implementation of minor hydroelectric power plants ranges from four to thirty months. This term is much shorter than the project implementation term for medium and large capacity hydroelectric power plants, and this may be considered as a significant advantage.

Given the above, it is reasonable to provide appropriate support to the renewable energy sources, first of all, to the development of minor hydroelectric power plants, which should be reflected in relevant legislations by any means.
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