The Khudoni dam: a necessary solution to the Georgian energy crisis?
Study | 7 June 2007
This report questions whether the solution for the troubled Georgian energy sector is the Khudoni Dam, a project which has already received World Bank grants for feasibility studies. The report also highlights the likely severe negative impacts of the dam construction on people in Georgia. The report underlines that the government of Georgia, as well as the international financial institutions playing a role in Georgias development such as the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, should ensure the sustainability of the national power sectors development path through the attraction of investments for the rehabilitation of existing generating capacities, energy efficiency and the development of small local renewable (hydro, wind, solar) resources.