Czech Deputy Foreign Minister and Czech Ambassador visit Zahesi Hydropower Plant

23 April, 2021
Czech Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhaela Marksova, Czech Ambassador to Georgia Petr Mikiska and Deputy Ambassador Iana Gashparikova visited Zahesi HPP. JSC "Energo-Pro Georgia Generation" is one of the largest Czech companies operating in the Georgian energy market since 2007.

During the meeting held at Zahesi HPP, the representatives of "Energo-Pro Georgia Generation" and the General Director Mikheil Botsvadze conducted a sightseeing tour around the plant to the guests, as well as informed them about the activities of "Energo-Pro" in Georgia. The importance of the company and necessity of implementation of the investment projects.

"Energo-Pro" has been successfully operating in Georgia since 2007 and is one of the largest European investments in the country. "It is important for us to host high-ranking guests from the Czech Republic, to visit one of the most important hydropower plants owned by "Energo-Pro" Zahesi HPP. Given that Zahesi is 94 years old, it can be said that this plant is already a museum on the one hand, and on the other hand, it continues to be successfully operated and generates a significant volume of electricity," - said Mikheil Botsvadze, Director General of Energo-Pro Georgia Generation.

According to Botsvadze, it is an honor for "Energo-Pro Group" to own energy facilities with such a history in Georgia. It is noteworthy that their operation continues successfully, as a result - hydropower plants which were in a rather difficult condition, today not only show the design capacity, but their installed capacity has been increased also. For example, significant projects have been implemented and tens of millions of GEL have been invested in the Lajanuri HPP, Gumati Cascade and Rioni hydropower plants.

"We think that the alternative approach is to maintain the efficiency of the existing hydropower plants in the country, the generated electricity rate should still be close to the maximum level, and any loss should be excluded," - added the General Director of "Energo-Pro Georgia Generation" .