Experts from the Energy Community Secretariat presented draft rules for electricity supply to the National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) and distribution system operators in Georgia.
The adoption of the rules, which were developed under the framework of the EU4Energy project, is a necessary part of the electricity market reform process and is important for opening up the retail market and harmonizing Georgia’s electricity market rules with the EU’s Third Energy Package.
The new rules will regulate the activities of suppliers with the goal of ensuring a continuous, reliable and high-quality supply of electricity to households and small businesses in line with the relevant provisions of the draft Energy Law.
The action is part of the EU4Energy initiative by the European Union. EU4Energy covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). It does this by financing projects and programs that help reform energy markets and reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the long term, this makes the energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both individual citizens and the private sector.
The Energy Community Secretariat is an implementation partner responsible for delivering technical assistance to Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.