The Ingur(i) hydroelectric station

The Ingur(i) hydroelectric station

The Ingur(i) hydroelectric station is unique, given it is located directly in the zone of the Georgian-Abkhaz conflict and is the only joint Georgian-Abkhaz project.

 

The concrete wall of the station, with a height of 270 metres, is located on territory controlled by Tbilisi, and five generators are located on territory controlled by Abkhazia.

 

The parties jointly manage the hydroelectric station and share the electricity it produces. According to an informal agreement between Tbilisi and Sukhum(i), 40 per cent of the electricity generated by the station is consumed by Abkhazia, and 60 per cent by Georgia. Abkhazia is almost completely dependent on this electricity.

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