Georgia

Membership

Day of Accession
1 July 2017
Status
Contracting Party

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on Georgia's state of compliance 

Latest development in electricity Date

The Draft Law on Energy and Water Supply was submitted to the Parliament, where it is being debated.

May 2019
Latest development in gas Date

The Secretariat provided GNERC with a draft transmission tariff methodology in line with the Third Package and Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/460 establishing a network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas.

March 2019

GNERC adopted the combined gas transmission and distribution network code, which contains provisions on nomination and re-nomination of gas deliveries. However, the code does not provide third party access rules fully pursuant to the Third Energy Package.

August 2018
Latest development in oil Date

The draft of the Oil Stockholding Act was submitted to the Ministry of Energy. The obligation is to maintain stocks of oil and/or petroleum products responding to 90 days of net import volume.

December 2017

State of compliance of Georgia's infrastructure acquis

Georgia has not transposed Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by the Energy Community, and thus fails to meet the general transposition deadline set by the Regulation. The Contracting Party also failed to appoint a national competent authority as required under the Regulation by 30 June 2017. It thus breaches the Energy Community infrastructure acquis.

State of compliance of Georgia's national regulatory authority

In accordance with the requirements of the Third Energy Package, GNERC is a single authority with nation-wide competences in regulating electricity and natural gas sectors in Georgia. Since GNERC was established by law, it would require a decision of the parliament to liquidate it. 

The competences of GNERC under the applicable legal framework largely reflect the requirements of Directive 2009/72/EC and Directive 2009/73/EC. The main shortcoming of GNERC’s regulatory scope is that in 2005 the power to approve Electricity Market Rules and Gas Market Rules – the key documents regulating electricity and gas markets in Georgia – was shifted to the Ministry of Energy of Georgia, which adversely affects GNERC’s regulatory authority.

Latest development in renewable energy Date
The Parliament committees reviewed and approved the draft Law on Energy and Water supply at the first reading. There will be two more rounds of reviews and readings by the Committees and Parliament respectively.   October 2019
With Order № 1-1/481, NREAP was approved by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. October 2019

The draft Law on Energy and Water supply was submitted to the Parliament. 

May 2019

State of compliance of Georgia's energy efficiency acquis

Georgia has prepared the Energy Performance of Buildings Law, the Energy Efficiency Law and the Law on Energy Labelling in order to transpose the energy efficiency acquis into its legal framework. The Law on buildings was passed by Parliament in the first reading at the end of 2018, but was returned to the Government for clarifications; the Law on energy efficiency and the Law on labelling were both approved by the Government and sent to Parliament for adoption. The expectation is that all three will be adopted before the end of 2019.

State of compliance of Georgia's environment acquis

Latest development in environment Date

Law on the Environmental Assessment Code was adopted. It regulates both types of environmental assessments.

December 2017

State of compliance of Georgia's acquis

Latest development in climate Date

Following its first Biennial Update Report in 2016, Georgia submitted its second Biennial Update Report, accompanied by the National Inventory Report.

June 2019

State of compliance of Georgia's competition and State aid acquis

In order to adequately regulate competition in the electricity and gas sectors, it is essential to amend the Law on Competition and expand the scope of certain provisions to encompass the regulated sectors of the economy or extend the competences of the Competition Agency without further limitations to the regulated sectors.

The Law’s provisions on State aid need to be brought in compliance with Article 18 of the Treaty and Annex III to the Treaty in order to effectively comply with the State aid acquis.

State of compliance of Georgia's statistics acquis

Since the main tasks related to compliance with acquis on statistics have been achieved,  the remaining challenges are related to completing monthly data collections, namely monthly oil and natural gas data pursuant to Annex C of Regulation (EC) 1099/2008 and short-term data on electricity and natural gas.

Georgia's energy sector
benchmark data

In general

Overall implementation performance, energy mix, consumption

Electricity

Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening

Gas

Implementation indicators, facts and figures, retail market opening

Renewable Energy

Implementation indicators, total RES capacities

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency indicators, implementation indicators, implementation of labelling

Environment

Implementation indicators, LCP installations, LCP emissions

Oil

Implementation indicators

Statistics

Implementation indicators

Infrastructure

Implementation indicators

Climate

Implementation indicators

Competition

Competition authority, State Aid authority

Regulatory authority

Regulatory authority