Shaori HPP is a high-head, annual regulation hydro plant. Shaori reservoir is located in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti side, on the northern slope of Racha ridge, in Shaori fosse. HPP power knot is located in Tkibuli, on the left shore of river Tkibula.
87.0-mln m3 live storage Shaori water reservoir is located on the place of karstic lakes, where the river Didi Chala was puddled by rock fill embankment. Shaori HPP uses river Didi Chala and its right tributary, Shaori run-off. River Tsivtskala also participates in water reservoir filling, which gets in water reservoir by the pumping station.
Shaori HPP was put into exploitation in 1959 year. Electro energy design generation is 138.0-mln kW.h.
As result of N1 and N2 units reconstruction carried out on Shaori, HPP installed capacity has increased and consists 40.32 MW, instead of 38.4 MW. design installed capacity.