Ahshar Varziev moved from Vladikavkaz to the aul in the Dagavi Gorge to help his parents. Now he provides electricity to the residents of the village, opened a stone processing plant and builds a road.
Parents needed care, and after 30 years of life in the city of Ahshar had to return to his native village. As it turned out, complete devastation reigns in the mountain village: around tens of kilometers – no hospitals, no roads, villagers – only old men and old women. The only good of civilization here was electricity, the supply of which was often interrupted due to accidents in the mountains, when snow or wind tore the wires.
The man built a mini hydropower plant on a mountain stream and now the flow turns the turbine for free and generates 37 kilowatts of electricity. According to estimates, the Veziev family had three kilowatts, so Ahshar began to share surplus energy with neighbors, so that the weak old people would not sit without light and heat during accidents.
To clear the road from snow and stones, there was no equipment in the village, and Ashkhar collected a tractor from scrap metal. In addition, he personally built stone-cutting machines to process tiger marble, and now he is also engaged in this business.
And now, when the construction of the road began, I seized on this work. And he also dreams of installing solar panels and arranging hotel lodges for extremals: climbers, tourists, speleologists, who, with the advent of the track, will clearly be added.
Now the local Kulibin plans to build a second mini-HPP, in order not to depend on the central networks. But first the residents will hold a referendum to decide: leave everything as it is, or switch to autonomous electricity.