The 230 MW Gardabani Thermal Power Plant 2 has been opened in Gardabani, Kvemo Kartli region of Georgia.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava and representatives of the Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation attended the opening ceremony.
A new Combined Cycle Thermal Power Plant is said to increase the country’s power generation and move Georgia one step closer towards energy independence.
The plant will have a function “launching from zero”, which is provided via autonomous/independent diesel generator (Black Start Diesel Generator). This function enables the TPP to be started even during the so-called System Black-out.
A similar TPP with an installed capacity of 230 MW, Gardabani 1, has been in operation since 2015.