Association Green Alternative is pleased to invite you to Public Discussion - Run-of-the-river hydropower plants in Georgia: Current practices and challenges

Invitation to public discussion

Run-of-the-river hydropower plants in Georgia: Current practices and challenges

December 18, 2012, 11:00 am – 14:00 pm, venue: Hotel Vere Palace

One of the main state policy trends prioritized by Georgia nowadays is maximizing the use of energy potential existing in the country. Currently, more than 40 memorandums of understanding and agreements are signed between Goergian government and Georgian or foreign companies on the construction of small, medium and large hydropower plants. Construction of some of the HPP’s have already launched and others are on their planning stage. While some of the hydropower plants are run-of-the-river type (involving diversion of large amounts of river water through canal, tunel or penstock), planning and implementation setbacks in their design often create significant environmental, social and economic risks.

On December 18, 2012 (Tuesday) at 11:00 am, Green Alternative cordially invites you to participate in the discussion: Run-of-the-river hydropower plants in Georgia – Current practices and challenges. The venue of the discussion is Hotel ‘Vere Palace’.

Parties invited to participate in the public discussion are: representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Georgia, Ministry of Energy and Natural resources of Georgia, international organizations, donors, non-governmental organizations operating in Georgia; As well as scientists and experts working on environmental issues.

The discussion is open to all interested parties.

For additional information, please, contact:
Association Green Alternative
Tbilisi, 0179, Paliashvili St. #27/29
Tel: 995 (32) 229-27-73
Fax: 995 (32) 222-38-74