50-MW wind plant project is put into effect in Georgia with collaboration of Çalık Enerji and Georgian Energy Development Fund.
Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia Dimitri Kumsishvili and work committee, met Chairman of Çalık Enerji Board of Directors Ahmet Çalık in Ankara, Turkey to discuss the energy projects in Georgia, including use of renewable energy resources.
Deputy Ministers of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Giorgi Chikovani and Romeo Mikautadze, Director of Georgian Energy Development Fund Tornike Rizhvadze, Çalık Enerji General Manager Rıdvan Aktürk, Energy Investments Director Hikmet Gökoğlu and Çalık Petrol General Manager Bayram Kara attended the meeting.
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and Çalık Enerji have agreed to make investment to Nigoza Wind Energy Project of 50 MW capacity in Georgia. Taking the floor in the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Dimitri Kumsishvili said "We have completed the negotiations with Ahmet Çalık, Chairman of the Çalık Enerji Board of Directors, and we have agreed that the 50-MW wind plant investment will be made in Shida Kartlı. This is a highly important investment and it will also be the first step towards making renewable energy a new resource for our country's electric power system."
Ahmet Çalık expressed his appreciation of the agreement and stated that he believes in Georgia's future and this investment will be a great contribution for reinforcing the cooperation between two countries in the fields of energy and economy.
As the results of the wind measurements carried out for 2 years in the project site has shown that the project is efficient, relevant technical studies and offers were submitted to the Ministry of Energy of Georgia in June 2017 and agreement phase has been started.
This investment project is considered to be crucial as it will be the first foreign wind plant of Çalık Enerji and first private wind plant project of Georgia.