Tata Power’s JV Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project Commences Commercial Production

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  • The project will generate around 450 GWh of clean energy
  • Tata Power has an installed hydro power capacity of approximately 500 MW

Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL) has announced the start of commercial operation of the 178 MW Shuakhevi Hydro Power Project (HPP) located in southwest Georgia, USA. Further, AGL will be soon commissioning the nine MW Skhalta Hydro Power project which is also a component of the overall Shuakhevi Project scheme.

“The commercial operation of the Shuakhevi HPP is an important milestone for Tata Power and its partners. Shuakhevi HPP represents the largest and most influential energy project in the last 70 years. The success of the 178 MW Shuakhevi HPP cascades are crucial for the integrity, security and independence of energy in Georgia,” Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power.

It is to be noted here that AGL is a joint-venture between Tata Power, Norway’s Clean Energy Invest, and International Financial Corporation – IFC. (Part of the World Bank Group). The overall project cost is approximated to be USD 500 million.

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Tata Power has an installed hydro power capacity of approx 500 MW

Tata Power, as the company informed, has an installed hydro power capacity of approximately 500 MW with three plants in Maharashtra which generates power for the domestic market. Tata Power also established India’s first hydroelectric power generating station of 40 MW at Khopoli in Maharashtra more than a century ago.

“The Shuakhevi HPP is the only project in Georgia’s energy sector which has been funded by three of the largest financial institutes such as European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group,” read Tata Power’s official statement.

Ot continued, “The project will generate around 450 GWh of clean energy to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by more than 200,000 tonnes a year. The successful completion and start of commercial operations are considered crucial for the integrity, security and energy independence of Georgia. The power generated by the project will be exclusively sold within Georgia throughout the winter which is a period of energy deficit.”

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Mukul Yudhveer Singh is an Editor at EFY. He’s an experienced business journalist who is both an enthusiast and a cynic of technology. Believes in data, as well as hunch-based journalism. He defines journalism as- reporting facts which help the audience take their own decisions, not ones that influence them!

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