About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 15:08 - 26 May.'17
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgia Partially Blacked Out
/ 26 Jan.'06 / 10:54

Most of eastern Georgia - including the capital Tbilisi - was blacked out on January 26 after the "Imereti" high-voltage power line was damaged, amid a continuing gas crisis in the country.

According to preliminary information, the "imereti" power line, which delivers electricity from western Georgia to the eastern part of the country, was damaged as a result of heavy snowfall.

Georgian Energy Minister Nika Gilauri said on January 25 that the country’s energy system was operating “without any reserve resources of electricity” after the "Kavkasioni" high-voltage power line was blown-up in Russia’s North Caucasus on January 22.

“So even a minor problem or damage to a power line might cause a black out,” Nika Gilauri said on Wednesday after the government’s session.

Officials say that electricity is currently only being delivered to hospitals and other facilities of “vital importance” in Tbilisi.

Latest News
26 May.'17 15:08
Georgia Marks Independence Day
Georgian President, PM and Defense Minister made speeches at the ceremony.
25 May.'17 19:41
Turkish Citizen Sent to Pre-Extradition Detention over Alleged Links to Terrorist Organization
Manager of Private Demirel College has been charged with alleged links to terrorist organization. 
25 May.'17 18:04
U.S. State Department Delegation Holds Meetings in Georgia
The U.S. delegation led by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bridget Brink met with officials, opposition.
25 May.'17 14:46
PM: Holding NATO PA Session in Tbilisi ‘Extremely Important’
The NATO Parliamentary Assembly Spring Session will be held in Tbilisi on May 26-29.
25 May.'17 11:43
European Parliament Delegation Visits Georgia
Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs held talks with President, FM.
24 May.'17 04:42
Controversy over Moscow’s New Sokhumi-based Law Enforcement Center Continues
The “Information-Coordination Center of Internal Affairs Agencies” stirred public debate in Abkhazia.
24 May.'17 02:59
Kremlin Appoints New Envoy to Tskhinvali
Maj.Gen. Marat Kulakhmetov served as the commander of Russia’s peacekeeping forces in Tskhinvali Region.
24 May.'17 01:58
Turkish PM Meets Georgian Officials in Tbilisi
Georgian, Turkish ministers held the second High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.
23 May.'17 23:14
Georgia Hosts Trilateral Defense Ministerial
Georgian, Azerbaijani, Turkish ministers discuss cooperation, security measures for regional projects.
23 May.'17 17:32
Azerbaijani Defense Minister Visits Georgia
Zakir Hasanov met Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria, discussed bilateral, trilateral defense relations.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2017, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
11