Sustainable strategies for a changing environment


The team from Eco Social Solutions was recruited to conduct the Social Assessment for the EBRD Black Sea Energy Transmission System, including the Public Consultation and Disclosure Plan, Scoping and Social Impact Assessment and drafting the Resettlement and Compensation Framework. The proposed project spans the southern territory of the Republic of Georgia from Garabani near Azerbaijan’s border to Vale on the Turkish border and north to Zestaphoni with the construction and rehabilitation of a 500 Kilo Volt power line.

Working with a consortium headed by Black and Veatch, the team from Eco Social Solutions was able to address the needs of impacted communities along the line. Dr. Mary Matthews orchestrated the social assessment, Maka Ochigava worked diligently to meet with impacted communities and Teyyub Ismayilov provided critical input for liaising with the minority ethnic Azeri communities in Georgia. The project was completed under extreme time pressures, thanks to the strong support from Black and Veatch, dedication of the Eco Social Solution team, and close coordination with the Georgian Ministry of Energy and Georgian State Electrosystem. Project documents are available on the EBRD project webpage, including project summaries in Georgian, Armenian, Azeri, and English.

Project Inputs

  1. Team Leader, Social Assessment

  2. Georgian Social Assessment Expert

  3. Minority Community Expert Liaison


B&V 2009 - ESIA Black Sea Regional Transmission Project.pdf

Black Sea Energy Transmission System

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment