The Georgian Energy Development Fund (GEDF) is a joint-stock company, founded by
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. GEDF was established
in 2010 by the Government of Georgia to facilitate investment in and development of
the country’s renewable energy sector. GEDF intends to develop a 20MW onshore
wind farm (the ‘Project’) in Shida Kartli region of Georgia. The Project will be located
about 5.5km northwest of the city of Gori, and will comprise of six wind turbines of
3.45MW rating each with a maximum tip height of 150m.
GEDF is seeking financial assistance from the European Bank of Reconstruction and
Development (the ‘EBRD’) and has commissioned Wardell Armstrong International to
conduct an Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) for the Project. The ESA for
the Project has been carried out in accordance with the national laws and regulations,
EBRD’s Environment and Social Policy (and the incorporated Performance
Requirements (PRs) and relevant European Union (EU) requirements), and relevant
international conventions and protocols relating to environmental and social issues.
This document presents the non-technical summary of the Project including the
environmental and social impacts associated with it and the mitigation measures
incorporated to minimize these impacts.