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Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:10

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1. Energy Minister: Gas Consumption will Shrink by Constructing Steam Power Plants and Developing Hydro Resources
2. Gas Transportation Company to Construct 10-Kilometer Section of Red Bridge-Saguramo Main Gas Pipeline
3. Georgia to Construct Oil Refinery of Exports Importance
4. Tbilisi to Host International Energy Conference GIOGIE-2011 in Late March
5. State Electrosystem to Launch Cooperation with American Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
6. German Wind Energy Investment to Invest 72 million USD in Constructing Wind Power Plant in Georgia
7. Wood Service to Hold Several Events as part of Sustainable Energy Week
8. Publications
9. Events






Oil and Gas

Energy Minister: Gas Consumption will Shrink by Constructing Steam Power Plants and Developing Hydro Resources
Georgia's gas consumption volume will decrease by constructing steam power plants and developing hydro resources, Energy Minister Aleksandre Khetaguri told MPs on March 23. The construction of a coal steam power plant is of crucial importance, as both the gas consumption will decline and the coalmining industry will be developed, the Minister noted. Steam power plants receive 1000 cubic  meters of gas for 143 USD so as electricity consumption tariffs be stable in the long-term period, Khetaguri said.  Georgian Industrial Group (GIG) plans to construct a 300 megawatt steam power plant in Tkibuli, the Imereti Region.
http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=30650


Gas Transportation Company to Construct 10-Kilometer Section of Red Bridge-Saguramo Main Gas Pipeline
Gas Transportation Company will construct a 10-kilometer section of the Red Bridge-Saguramo main gas pipeline. Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC) says the company has been selected by an international tender. Gas Transportation Company has estimated the project by 3.3 million GEL< while the initial price stood at 6 million GEL. The construction of the Red Bridge-Saguramo 80-kilometerr main gas pipeline aims at diversifying natural gas supply sources.
http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=30635


Georgia to Construct Oil Refinery of Exports Importance
Georgian Energy Minister Aleksandre Khetaguri told MPs on March 23 feasibility studies are being developed for constructing an oil refinery of exports importance. "The matter is of constructing an oil refinery with a 4.5 million ton output. The region needs a huge reserve of oil, as well as it timely processing. I believe we will penetrate the Turkish and Ukrainian markets with our oil products", Khetaguri pointed out and added the country consumes 800 thousand tons of oil products.  Moreover, the Minister also focused on constructing new pipelines and rehabilitating old ones and noted the projects will be implemented by 2013.  "Over 353 million GEL investments will be made in these projects", Khetaguri noted.
http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=3064



Electrical Power

Tbilisi to Host International Energy Conference GIOGIE-2011 in Late March
On March 29-30 Tbilisi will host an international energy conference GIOGIE-2011. American, British, Turkish, Kazakh, Armenian and Azerbaijani delegations will attend the conference.  The conference will focus on energy sector development through 2020, energy projects in Georgia and energy security issues, as well as on the South Corridor project.  GIOGIE conference is held on annual basis. Over 150 delegates from 125 countries will take part in the conference.
http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=30669



State Electrosystem to Launch Cooperation with American Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) plans to launch cooperation with American Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, INC to install an automatic system for Imereti, Kartli 1 and Kartli 2 500-kilovolt transmission lines. "The system will prevent chain reaction in case of emergency interruptions", GSE rehabilitation manger Sulkhan Zumburidze noted. The installation works will end in summer 2011, he added.
http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=30597



Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

German Wind Energy Investment to Invest 72 million USD in Constructing Wind Power Plant in Georgia
German Wind Energy Investment company will invest 72 million USD in constructing a 50 megawatt wind power plant in Akhaltsikhe, the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region.  Deputy Energy Minister Nino Enukidze told GBC details are being specified with the company and a cooperation agreement will be concluded in the near future. Under the agreement, the German company will refer experts to Georgia to carry out a respective job. The hydro power generation is far cheaper in Georgia. The country uses only 18 percent of its hydro resources. Investors are mainly interested in constructing new HPPs compared to wind and other alternative sources driven power stations, Energy Minister Aleksandre Khetaguri noted on March 23. The Minister added the wind power plant construction will start in May 2012 and the plant will  launch operation in 2013.
http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=30654



Climate Change

Wood Service to Hold Several Events as part of Sustainable Energy Week
Wood Service company will hold several events as part of the Sustainable Energy Week, which is scheduled to be held from April 11 to April 15 as part of the European Sustainable Energy Annual Week.  The event aims at increasing the awareness of sustainable energy, renewable technologies and energy efficiency.
The event is organized by Tbilisi City Hall, Energy Efficiency Center - Georgia, the association Sustainable Development Eco View, the Green Movement and the European Commission. Wood Service reports on April 12 a workshop will be held for teachers on energy efficiency issues at the Green Hall. Moreover, the new technologies center will host an event on development of energy efficient and renewable energy sources with the aim to popularize the above technologies in the housing sector.
http://gbc.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=30777




Publications

An Introduction to Sustainable Resource Use
By Callum Hill
'A remarkably readable text providing a comprehensive discussion of resource supply and demand and impacts. The reader travels from the industrial revolution and on the way takes in thermodynamics, important metals and mitigation strategies.
http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?TabId=102564&v=513243

Events

Sustainable Energy Week
Tbilisi, Gerorgia
11 – 15 April 2011
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?saved&&note_id=193352074021969



THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM FOR GEORGIAN COMMUNITIES - ENERGY BUS PROJECT - PHASE II
Georgia, Tetritskharo district
 4 – 8 April 2011
http://www.eecgeo.org/en/project_energy_bus.htm



3rd International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change of PROMITHEAS Network
Athens (Greece)
13-14 October 2011
http://www.kepa.uoa.gr/kepaenglish1.html



Renewable Energy in the Public Sector
London, UK
June  23,  2011
http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/event/overview2.asp?ID=183

 

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