Small hydropower consultants sought for Georgia

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) seeks bids for consulting services for small hydropower development in Georgia. Bids are due March 17, 2010.

The UNDP-Global Environment Facility is supporting a project in Georgia to promote the use of renewable energy resources, including hydropower, for local energy supply.

The request for proposals includes a technical proposal involving construction of the 5.4-MW Khadori 2 hydro project on the Alazani River downstream from the 24-MW Khadori project, and reconstruction of the 6.5-MW Ritseula project on the Ritseula River; the 450-kW Pshavela project, increasing it to 2 MW; and the 1-MW Achi project. Work also includes a renewable energy finance checklist for small hydropower project feasibility.

The request for proposals may be obtained from the UNDP Georgia Internet site at

Bids are due by 6 p.m. March 17 to the address below. For information, contact United Nations Development Program, UNDP/GEF Project: Georgia – Promoting the Use of Renewable Energy Resources for Local Energy Supply, Attn.: Mariam Shotadze, Energy and Environment Team Leader, and Paata Janelidze, Project Manager, UN House, 9, Eristavi Str., 0179, Tbilisi, Georgia; (995) 32-251126, extension 118; Fax: (995) 32-250071; E-mail:,; Internet:

For more hydropower tenders, click here.

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