Hydropower Potential of Georgia
The Investigation of Hydropower Potential of Georgia
Tech Area / Field
- NNE-OTH/Other/Non-Nuclear Energy
3 Approved without Funding
Georgian Research Institute of Power Engineering and Power Structures, Georgia, Tbilisi
- Norsk Energi, Norway, Oslo
Project summaryThe project aims at the creation of the Cadastre of the technical hydro power potential of Georgia’s rivers which might become the basis for further progress in the development of the huge hydro power resources of the country (more than 137 billion kWh/y) and by that stimulate the economic growth and the increase of energy security of the country.
The first stage of this task was successfully solved in the period 2004-2006 with the financial support of ISTC within the framework of project G-1002 which stipulated the development and publication of the “Cadastre of the small technical hydro power potential of Georgia’s rivers”. The major principles and methodology utilized in the course of the Cadastre development will be applied in the proposed project with some additional studies considering the specific character of the medium and big mountainous rivers.
The scope of work will include: selection (screening) and systematization of the input hydrology and orography, the statistical treatment of the obtained material and creation of the data base, analysis and systematization of the investigated rivers and drawing up their diagrammatic plans, by specific regions of the country pointing out the river stretches utilized for power generation, calculation of the sanitary releases from the head works of the hydro power plants for the purpose of preservation of the ecological balance and taking into account this factor in the design of hydro power facilities by means of drawing up of the combined design diagrams (simulation models) and conducting of mass calculations for the definition of the technical hydro power potential of Georgia’ rivers and creation of the Cadastre.
The project participants had been implementing in the past and are being engaged now in similar works which is reflected in the list of publications.
The results of the investigations could be utilized by both design institutes of energy profile and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources.
The quarterly reports and minutes of the meetings would be regularly handed over to the collaborators and their recommendations considered during the project implementation.
The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.
ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.