Nenskra Hydropower Plant
The Nenskra hydropower plant is planned to be developed on the Nenskra and Nakra Rivers in the Svaneti region of Georgia, reports the hydro power-plant.
With an installed capacity of 280 MW, it will be Georgia’ s biggest strategic hydropower plant upon completion. Estimated to cost approximately $1.08 bn, the project is expected to produce 1,219 GWh of energy a year, including 259.2 GWh of guaranteed supply in the winter months. Pre-feasibility study of the project was completed in March 2010 and the feasibility study finished in 2011. Construction of the hydropower plant commenced in September 2015 while operations are expected to begin in 2020. The plant is expected to be fully completed in 2021. The Nenskra hydropower project is being developed on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model with a concession period of 36 years, following which the ownership of the project will be transferred to the government.