The fate of a hydroelectric power station divided by the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict
∗ Ingur HPP (Georgian Enguri HPP) was put into operation in 1978.
It is located directly in the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict zone and is managed by both parties: the water reservoir and part of the derivation tunnel are located on the Georgian side, whereas another part of the tunnel, the HPP building and four regulated HPPs – on the Abkhaz side.
It’s the only joint Georgian-Abkhaz project. The HPP is jointly managed by the parties and the electricity generated by it is divided between them, making cooperation and regular contacts inevitable.
The HPP is one of the hugest concrete arch dams which is 271,5m high and 800m long.