Temur Mikiashvili is an expert in the fields of thermal engineering, fossil power generation and co-generation systems, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy-saving technologies, project financing, and environmental impact and risk assessments.
Mr. Mikiashvili graduated from Georgian Technical University as a Heating-Power Engineer. He holds a Candidate of Science Degree in “Design and Operational Mode of Thermal and Nuclear Power Units” from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State Technical University and a full Doctor of Technical Sc. in “Optimization of Combined Cycle Unit Operation at Partial Loads.” As a scientist, Mr. Mikiashvili was employed in the Department of Nuclear and Thermal Energy Units of Leningrad Technical University. As a Certified Energy Manager, he worked in Hungary (Budapest) and Armenia (Yerevan) to develop energy-saving projects. Mr. Mikiashvili has attended international conferences worldwide and published articles in international scientific journals and books. He has lectured at Georgian Technical University since 1990.
Mr. Mikiashvili has over 25 years of experience in heating systems and the electric power sector. His background includes experience in: power plant design, rehabilitation and operation regime optimization, engineering and project management, combustion and co-generation engineering, power project financing, cascaded energy utilization and system integration, energy audits, energy-saving project management, renewable energy system design, mathematical modeling of energy systems and energy facilities, and the creation of special energy-related software.
As a senior mechanical engineer (Burns & Roe Enterprises), he participated in feasibility studies for rehabilitation of various electricity facilities. As a chief expert at GeoEngineering, Mr. Mikiashvili prepared the plan for the rehabilitation of several power units at the Gardabani Power Station. He was appointed team leader for the Gardabani Power Station Mazut Usage Project, and has been an advisor of APMs in 26 energy-saving demonstration projects in Georgia. As a consultant at B.H. & Co., he worked on a pre-feasibility study for two underground gas storage projects in the Caucasus region, and worked as APM at PA Consulting Group and Hagler Bailly Co. in the area of energy efficiency technologies for the residential and business sectors. Mr. Mikiashvili has also acted as an expert consultant for individual projects at AES-Telasi, the Power Energy Facilities at Burns & Roe Enterprises, the Georgian Department of Science and Technology, and the Georgian Ministry of Fuel and Energy.
Mr. Mikiashvili has advised local bankers in connection with PA’s Georgia Energy Security Initiative contract with USAID, and has lent his expertise to the NGO Green Alternative in their project: “Public Participation in Implementation of the Poverty Reduction Growth Facility Program of Georgia.”
Mr. Mikiashvili is a member of both international and Georgian associations of Energy Engineers (AEE, GAEE). His current interests include energy sector management, regulation of energy sector, fuel sources diversification, co-generation systems, renewable energy, energy saving technologies, reduction of emissions, and innovative technologies.