Georgia Transmission Grid Strengthening Project

Electricity Infrastructure Security of supply

Beneficiary Country:

  • Georgia Georgia

Donation passport

Donor/IFI: World Bank
Starting Year: 2014
Ending Year: 2019
Budget: 60 mil. USD (WB’s contribution)
Type of Donation: Investment grants
Status: Closed
World Bank

Lead Donor Contact

Joseph Melitauri, World Bank

Short description of the overall project

The development objectives of the Transmission Grid Strengthening Project for Georgia are to provide reliable power transmission to the southwestern part of the grid, upgrade electricity exchange systems, and provide economically efficient, environmentally, and socially sustainable electricity sector planning.


Short description of activities financed by the donation

The project is aiming at three main areas: strengthening of the national transmission grid, enhancing electricity market, and assessing environmental impact of the sector strategy. The project consists of four components:

  • Akhaltsikhe-Batumi High Voltage Transmission Line Construction (USD 45 million).
  • Wholesale Metering and Trading Systems (USD 6 million).
  • Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment and Sector Studies (USD 2 million).
  • Supervision Services and Project Implementation Support (USD 7 million).