Power generation at Georgian Enguri HPP increases

Energy Materials 31 May 2021 12:35
Baku, Azerbaijan Trend News Agency Tamilla Mammadova
Power generation at Georgian Enguri HPP increases

In May, the updated Enguri hydroelectric power station in Georgia produced 98.5 percent more energy than in the same period in 2020, Trend reports via Georgian media.

After the rehabilitation of the power plant's derivation tunnel, electricity losses were significantly reduced, and, accordingly, production increased.

If in May 2020 the hydroelectric power station produced on average 141.3 million kWh. energy per month, then in May 2021 this figure increased by 98.5 percent and amounted to 280.6 million kWh.

At the same time, the scales on different days are different - in particular, on May 20, 2021, the station produced 16.6 million kWh. energy, whereas a year ago on the same day - 7.6 million.

According to the general director of the Inguri hydroelectric power station Levan Mebonia, even before the rehabilitation, the forecast for the growth of the station's productivity was 10-15 percent, but this is not the limit.

“It is difficult to say how much the generation of hydroelectric power plants will grow, but approximately 10-15 percent, possibly more. Growth of 98.5 percent is the statistics of one specific month, but in any case, we can say that expectations were met and the share of the country's main energy facility in the energy balance will noticeably grow, ”he said.

Large-scale rehabilitation work at the Inguri HPP began in January 2021. Urgent and urgent repairs were carried out in the diversion tunnels of 5 units of the station, which was completed at the end of April.

The cost of repairing the station amounted to 45 million euros, of which 38 million euros were allocated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 7 million euros - an EU grant.