Shaori HPP

Shaori HPP is a high-head hydroelectric power plant. Shaori Reservoir is located in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region, on the northern slope of the Racha ridge, in the Shaori depression. The power node of HPP is located in the city Tkibuli, on the left bank of river Tkibula.

       The multi-year type regulation Shaori reservoir with a live storage of 87.0 million m3 is situated in the Shaori depression, near the village Kherga, in the place of karst lakes and beffore flowing  the river Didi Chala into the karst funnel  is arranged  the rockfill dam.      

       Shaori HPP operates on runoff of  the r. Didi Chala  and on its right tributary r. Shaori. In addition, river Tsivtskala takes part in filling the reservoir, a certain part of which gets into the reservoir through the pumping station.

       Shaori HPP was put into operation in 1959. The design generation of electricity is 138.0 million kWh.

       As a result of the rehabilitation works of hydro units №1 and №2 carried out at Shaori HPP, the installed capacity of the HPP increased to 40.32 MW, instead of the design installed capacity of 38.4 MW.

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