Gardabani 1,2 – a new two-circuit electricity transmission line (330kV) is one of the most relevant projects included in the 10-year development plan (2022-2032) for Georgian electricity transmission lines. The implementation of the above-mentioned project will significantly increase the independence and the security of the energy system of Georgia.

The plans for the development of electricity transmission lines of Georgia are discussed at the sessions of Georgian government. They are agreed with Georgian National Energy and Water Supply regulatory Commission (GNERC) and approved by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.

The two-circuit transmission line Gardabani 1,2 will connect the energy systems of Georgia and Azerbaijan via the substations Gardabani 500 and Aghstapa. The line is operating on the territory of the municipalities Gardabani and Marneuli. The process of construction was launched in April, 2021. By the moment active construction-installation operations are performed on the site and the it will be over by June, 2022.

Under the project it is envisaged to perform certain type of reconstruction operations on the transmission lines of 500kV, 220kV and 110kV, including the line Marani (110kV) that is a main stream for Rustavi water supply systems. In order to maintain the vertical dimension between the two-circuit transmission line Gardabani 1,2 (330kV) and the transmission line Marani (110 kV), it is necessary to perform some reconstruction activities on Marani (110kV). It includes the dismantlement of one tower and the installation a new tower of other type instead. For the realization of the mentioned project it is required to switch off the transmission line Marani (kV) periodically: from 10:00 to 14:00 on March 4, 2022 and from 10:00 to 19:00 on March 10, 2022.

The project is vital for the country and the continuous electricity supply to the population of our country significantly depends on its successful realization.