Effective Renewable Energy in Mountainous Regions

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development held a joint workshop this week with the Lithuanian Biomass Energy Association (LITBIOMA) and LTD New Technology Center on the subject "Effective Use of Renewable Energy Resources in Mountainous Regions of Georgia.”

The meeting was opened by Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Romeo Mikautadze, and was attended by Deputy Minister Mzia Giorgobiani along with representatives from various agencies and international donor organizations.

A joint initiative of the LITBIOMA, the Biomass Association of Georgia, and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development was presented at the meeting, showcasing the possibilities for biomass heating systems in Georgia.

The project started in the summer of 2017. Currently, preliminary research is being conducted, and the timeline for the pilot project is being developed. The pilot project "Organizing a warming system with the involvement of hybrid energy concentrations of renewable sources in Borjomi” will be implemented through a public-private partnership (PPP).

The conceptual design and feasibility analysis was conducted by Lithuanian company UAB Enernta Group and Georgia’s New Technology Center. The technical design of the project is in progress. The project budget is 12 million EUR (34.3 mil GEL).

At the meeting, discussions focused on the interim results of the feasibility analysis, analyzing barriers and facilitating conditions, and ways to achieve commercial success for the project.

The project partners are the Samtskhe-Javakheti region, Akhaltsikhe municipality, Borjomi municipality, "Parkhotel" Ltd., Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, and Dusheti municipality.


Samantha Guthrie

Photo: Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

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20 July 2018 09:40