The Project under consideration will extend the Georgian main 500 kV transmission system. Nearby Stephantsminda (Kazbegi region) several hydropower plants are under constructing with total planned installed capacity of 400-500 MW. To integrate these capacity into Georgian network and improve power flows to and from Russia, it was decided to construct a new 500 kV OHL from Ksani SS to Stepantsminda.
Specifically, the project will include the building and commissioning of:
a 500 kV overhead transmission line from the 500 kV Ksani SS to the place near Russian border where the new SS Stepantsminda will be located.
From April 30, 2014 starts Invitation for Expression of Interest .
International open tender for “Open Programme Extension Transmission Network – 2nd component Kazbegi Interconnection Project. See links
Invitation for Expression of Interest