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    RUSSIA'S UES RESUMES ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION TO GEORGIA

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    MOSCOW, January 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's Unified Energy Systems (UES) has resumed electric power transmission to Georgia through the Kavkasioni electricity transmission line after an accident at the Inguri hydropower station caused massive blackouts in the country.

    According to the press release of the Russian Unified Energy Systems, now electric power flow amounts to 220 megawatt but experts of Russia's UES hope to make it 400 megawatt during the day.

    The serious accident at the fifth unit of the Inguri station left nearly all of Georgia without electricity.

    According to the Tbilisi-based Telasi electric company, the system accident that cut off the high-voltage Kavkasioni line linking the Georgian and Russian electric power grids disrupted the work of all the power units in the east of the country. Tbilisi's underground did not work, and electric energy was provided only to hospitals and government facilities.

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