Vardnili is a 346.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Eristskali river/basin in Abkhazia, Georgia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1971.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||346.5||346.5||–||Active||Abkhazia, Georgia||Engurhesi|
The project is developed and owned by Engurhesi.
The hydro reservoir capacity is 146 million cubic meter.
The project got commissioned in 1971.
Power Purchase Agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Electricity System Commercial Operator under a power purchase agreement.
Vardnili (Vardnili Phase I(Rehabiliated)) is equipped with Ukrainian Energy Machines kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 75.5MW nameplate capacity.
Vardnili (Vardnili Phase II) is equipped with Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod bulb turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 20MW nameplate capacity.
Vardnili (Vardnili Phase III) is equipped with Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod bulb turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 20MW nameplate capacity.
Vardnili (Vardnili Phase IV) is equipped with Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod bulb turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 20MW nameplate capacity.
Electrotyazhmash and Leningradsky Metallichesky Zavod have supplied 3 and 6 generators, respectively.
Engurhesi Ltd is a power generation company in Georgia. It owns and operates the Enguri Hydro Power Plant which generates 1300 MW of electricity.
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