The final feasibility study and the draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the planned 400 MW Adjaristsqali hydro project, has been finalized and submitted to the Georgian government for approval.
A number of significant positive impacts are expected as a result of the development of the Adjaristsqali project:
- employment generation in the project area during the construction and operations of the project
- property taxes payable to the municipalities where the infrastructure will be located
- improvements to infrastructure in the Adjaristsqali river valley
- reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- improved energy security and grid stability for Georgia
Potential environmental and social risks and impacts were assessed and various mitigation measures are proposed in the draft ESIA to avoid, minimize and compensate for identified risks and impacts in line with IFC’s 2012 Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability and Georgian regulations. IFC InfraVentures provided inputs to CEG during the draft ESIA preparation including on the ESIA Terms of Reference, ESIA Scoping Document, and suggestions to help meet IFC requirements.
Public consultations will be conducted in the following dates:
Khulo municipality – June 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m; Add: Daba Khulo, N1, Tbel Abuseridze street
Shuakhevi municipality – June 8, 2012 at 16:00 pm; Add: Daba Shuakhevi, N30, Tamar Mepe street;
Keda municipality – June 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m; Add: Daba Keda, N1 Kostava street;
Khelvachauri municipality – June 9, 2012 at 16 pm; Add: daba Khelvachauri, N21 Agmashenebeli street.
AGL is able to receive and discuss comments and suggestion from the members of the public, if they are submitted in a written from until May 26, 2012 at 18:00pm to our office.