Black start capability of a power plant

In order to recover the Transmission Grid from a partial or complete shutdown, it is necessary to have certain generating stations (Black Start power stations) to be capable to start up from the shutdown mode and energize customers autonomously within no more than one (1) hour (without getting electricity from the outside) after the Transmission System Operator receives appropriate instructions.

According to the data of 2023, the following power plants can start from black start: Khelvachauri HPP, Kirnati HPP, Jhinvali HPP, Khrami-1 HPP, Lajanuri HPP, Dariali HPP and Enguri HPP.

Standard Conditions of Black Start Agreement