Green Alternative’s position on the construction of Khudoni HPP in Mestia Municipality, Zemo Svaneti

The position paper starts with reviewing social, economic and environmental concerns related to the planned Khudoni hydro power plant (hereinafter – Khudoni HPP) project, which prompt Green Alternative to oppose the project implementation in its proposed form. The paper continues with procedural violations detected during public consultation meetings organized by Trans Electrica company in Khaishi village and Tbilisi in September 2013. Finally, a short description of the issues related to pressure exerted on project affected communities, civil society organizations and competent authorities is provided.