Sadmeli is a 153MW hydro power project. It is planned on Rioni river/basin in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Georgia. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2021.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 153 153 Permitting Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Georgia Calik Enerji San Ve Tic


The project is being developed and currently owned by Calik Enerji San Ve Tic.

Sadmeli is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 13.12 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project will be 144m and 127.31m respectively. The penstock length will be 816.7m. The penstock diameter will be 5.25m. The project is expected to generate 637.6 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $331.865m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 76.5MW nameplate capacity.

The project will have 2 electric generators installed at the project site. The generator capacity is likely to be 85 MVA.

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Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2021.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Electricity System Commercial Operator under a power purchase agreement.

About Calik Enerji San Ve Tic

Calik Enerji San Ve Tic AS (Calik Enerji), a subsidiary of Calik Holding AS, is a construction service provider. The company’s service portfolio includes combined heat and power plants construction, power plants construction, electricity distribution services, and electricity transmission lines, pump and compressor stations. It is also involved in renewable energy plants, oil and gas surface facilities, oil and gas exploration and production, infrastructure projects and refinery and pipelines activities. Calik Enerji’s project portfolio includes Gardabani CCPP-Georgia, Derweze SCPP-Turkmenistan, Watan SCPP-Turkmenistan, Kizkayasi Dam and HPP and CUDI Project. The company has operations in Turkey, Afghanistan, Georgia, Libya, Turkmenistan, Iraq and Uzbekistan. Calik Enerji is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.


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