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USAID SECURING GEORGIA’S ENERGY FUTURE PROGRAM IN GEORGIA
USAID Securing Georgia’s Energy Future Program in Georgia
In consortium led by Delloitte, Parvus Consulting will provide both technical and advisory services to address the different study topics defined in Georgia’s energy security program. Over the next 5-year period our team will carry out numerous studies and workshops to help Georgia power sector in improving self-reliance. Set of recommendations and study results provided by Parvus Consulting will help the country to enhance energy system development planning and upgrade sector’s resilience to cyber threats.
The project is supported by USAID and it is aimed to strengthen Georgia’s energy security and sovereignty and reduce critical cyber vulnerabilities in the energy sector.
GEORGIA ENERGY STORAGE STRATEGY FOR GRID
Under the project of “Georgian Energy Storage Strategy for Grid”, in cooperation with EDF (ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE S.A.) Parvus Consulting conducted assessment of the Georgian Electricity Sector in terms of energy storage development potential. Within the framework of the study, Parvus assisted EDF to develop relevant and comprehensive strategy for Georgian power sector. Project covered investigations and multi-domain analysis of the sector including evaluation of main constraints of power system. Based on the output of the study Parvus Consulting offered technical and technological solutions for system flexibility improvement through using various energy storage systems. The project was supported by European Investment Bank under the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP).
RIA ON HOW TO CHOOSE NEW POWER
PROJECTS FOR ENERGY SECURITY OR FOR INTERCONNECTION
Parvus Consulting’s task in the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on how to choose new power projects for energy security or for interconnection, was to develop all reasonable and creative approaches for economically competitive and technically controllable selection process, estimating the potential impacts from a qualitative and quantitative viewpoint including risk analysis. The project will have a significant impact on energy market reform efforts of the government of Georgia to comply with the country’s obligations under the Energy Community Treaty. The project was financed by USAID and aimed to support Georgia to facilitate increased investment in the sector to increase energy security, facilitate economic growth, and enhance sovereignty.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF THE FIRST MICROGRID IN GEORGIA (HPP + PVS + BATTERY STORAGE)
Parvus Consulting carried out feasibility study of the first microgrid concept in Georgia. Study revealed Shatili as the most attractive area for micro grid execution that is isolated from the external electric grid due to harsh climate conditions and terrain. Renewable coupled system will expand existing generation that is covered by SHPP and will increase reliability of supply of the islanded network.
Capacities of energy supply systems were selected as per forecasted consumption growth, hydrological and historical weather data of the area that was also evaluated by our team.
Project construction is being implemented within the framework of “Sustainable Energy for All Regional Hub for Asia and the Pacific” funded by ADB.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF 50 MW SOLAR POWER PLANT IN GEORGIA
Parvus Consulting conducted feasibility study of 50 MW solar power plant in Georgia. The study consists of the following procedures: identification of locations rich in solar irradiation and study the potential of the development of solar parks around the identified locations. In order to reach the higher precision, the data obtained during the simulation is verified against the historical weather data from the different diversified sources. The pre-feasibility study provides the estimated capacity factors and energy yield calculation of the planned solar park based on seasonal, yearly, monthly, and weakly timeframe. Research of these forecasting periods is based on different day types depending on weather variability.
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF 10 MW WIND FARM IN GEORGIA
Parvus Consulting actively carries out feasibility studies on renewable (wind and solar) power sources. Within the framework of the project, Parvus in corporation with an international consultancy company UL conducted a feasibility study on 10 MW Wind farm in Georgia. Under the study, our local and international experts identified areas characterized with abundant wind energy resources and assessed the estimated energy yield as well calculated capacity factor for prospective power plants. Research of these forecasting periods was based on the analyses of the statistical data, long term measurements and the results obtained through the multi-domain simulation processes
POWER QUALITY STUDY FOR 30 MW PE INTERFACED CONSUMER
Under the project Parvus Consulting carried out an extensive power quality study for 30 MW PE (Power Electronics) interfaced consumer that had a negative impact on the supplying high voltage grid. Deterioration of power quality was reflected in asymmetric grid parameters, injected high frequency harmonics and unbalanced voltage levels, and poor power factor. Though out our consultancy services, our power engineering experts with the help of hand-on application tools identified the main causes of distortions thus gave explicit suggestions for operational and power quality improvements and set of guidelines to mitigate consumers’ malign effect on the network.
500 KV OHTL OF JVARI-TSKALTUBO BIDDING DOCUMENT PREPARATION
Parvus Consulting provided consultancy services for the preparation of a technical offer package according to the tender documents. The consulting services were related to the project of construction of 500kV overhead transmission line of Jvari-Tskaltubo. The project has a significant influence on the reliability and security of supply of power system as it acts as a redundant route for power evacuation from west to the east of the country. The tender documents were prepared in accordance with the criteria of the International Financial Institutions, therefore the consulting services included activities such as preparation of technical proposals, preparation of financial proposals, detailed reports and project implementation plan, development of a schedule. Project was undertaken in corporation with Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, SA
STUDY ON PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT AND ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO NET ZERO
Within the framework of the Georgia Energy Security Investment Programme Parvus Consulting as a sub-contractor of Slovakian company Aspiro Group and Georgia based law firm GLCC (Georgian Legal Consulting Company), provides a general technical consulting on private sectors involvement and alternative pathways to Net zero that is conducted through analyses of the latest Ten-Year Network Development Plan of Georgia. General technical support will be provided though ought the duration of the project and will assist Aspiro and GLCC in reviewing and assessing technical aspects of the work.
Project is initiated by Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and is led GEDF (Georgian Energy Development Fund)