Energy efficiency

State of compliance

Georgia has adopted the Energy Performance of Buildings Law and the Energy Efficiency Law, and prepared the Law on Energy Labelling in order to transpose the energy efficiency acquis into its legal framework. The Law on the Energy Performance of Buildings and the Energy Efficiency Law were adopted by the Parliament on 21 May 2020; the Law on Labelling was approved by the Government and sent to Parliament for adoption.

  • Energy Efficiency Directive

    Energy Efficiency Directive

    The Law on Energy Efficiency transposes EU directive on Energy Efficiency  and creates framework for energy efficiency policy in Georgia, including adoption of energy efficiency target and national action plan for energy efficiency. It further promotes exemplary role of the public sector, and envisages secondary legislating for design of the energy efficiency obligation scheme, energy management and energy audits scheme. The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development in cooperation with other state institutions will work on preparation of secondary legislation necessary for implementation of the Law, most of them to be adopted within the period of 12 months after the date of adoption of the law.

  • Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU

    Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU

    Georgia’s first Energy Efficiency Action Plan for 2017 - 2020 was prepared and submitted to the Government for approval. The Plan set the overall 2020 energy efficiency target and sectoral targets for buildings, industry and transport. The Ministry of Finance requested the Plan to be updated with new data and measures for 2019 and 2020. As its adoption was delayed, the initial period covered in the Plan is no longer relevant. The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development is currently working on the update and will resubmit it to the Cabinet of Ministers.

  • ESCO market development and financing

    ESCO market development and financing

    To date, there are no reported activities using energy service companies and energy performance contracts in Georgia.

  • Energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency in buildings

    The requirements of Directive 2010/31/EU have been transposed by the new Law on the Energy Performance of Buildings of Georgia, adopted by the Parliament 21 May 2020. The Law is prepared with the technical assistance of the EU4Energy and Secretariat, together with the finalised assistance for drafting the implementing secondary legislation (Regulation on the Energy Performance Certification of Buildings and Energy Performance Calculation Methodology), and ongoing work on Regulation and Guidelines for inspections of heating and air-conditioning systems.

  • Energy efficient products - labelling

    Energy efficient products - labelling

    A final draft law transposing Directive 2010/30/EU, together with nine labelling regulations, was prepared. Three more regulations are still to be drafted. This law is submitted to the Parliament and expected to be adopted during 2020.

  • Institutional capacities

    Institutional capacities

    The key state body responsible for the implementation of national energy efficiency policy in Georgia is the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development that incorporated the former Ministry of Energy in 2017. A new department for energy efficiency will be set up in the Ministry to prepare the legal framework and implement it, once the Law on Energy Efficiency will be adopted. The decision on the Energy Efficiency Fund is still pending. Both the new Energy Efficiency Department and the Energy Efficiency Fund (when established) will require significant capacity building.