Substation rehabilitation means more reliable power for Tbilisi

The rehabilitated substation will benefit 24,000 people living in Mukniahi and Temka districts of Tbilisi. Photo by Georgia's Ministry of Energy., 22 Sep 2016 - 15:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

An electrical substation in Georgia’s capital is being completely rehabilitated to protect the electricity supply to people living in the outskirts of Tbilisi.

Efforts to restore Mukhiani electrical substation have started and are due to be completed by November, said Georgia’s Ministry of Energy.

The substation is being fitted with new cables and equipped with modern technologies meaning local residents will have access to a more reliable power supply.

The substation could potentially benefit 24,000 people living in nearby Mukniahi and Temka districts of Tbilisi.

About 1.68 million GEL (about $730,000 /€655,500*) was spent on restoring the old substation, which was in desperate need of repair.

The Energy Ministry said old operational control panels will be replaced with a digital terminal that modern power stations use.

Through these resoration efforts, management and control of the substation will be improved and the Mukhiani substation will more effectively serve the population, said the Ministry.

*Currencies are equivalent with the latest National Bank of Georgia exchange rate.