Energy efficiency

State of compliance

Performance of Buildings, the Energy Efficiency Law, and the Law on Energy Labelling aimed at transposing the primary legislation required by the energy efficiency acquis. While the Law on buildings is already in the Parliament for discussion, the other two are not yet approved by the Government. The expectation is that all three will be adopted before the end of 2018.

  • Energy Efficiency Directive

    Energy Efficiency Directive

    The draft Law on Energy Efficiency introduces an institution responsible for the implementation of energy efficiency policy (“Energy Efficiency Focal Entity”); this could be an existing body or a new one that will serve as a focal point for the coordination and implementation of energy efficiency improvement measures in Georgia. The decision on which option will be chosen is still pending. This is delaying the adoption of the draft Law by the Government. The other decision that is pending is whether to set up an Energy Efficiency Fund or use the existing Georgian development fund for financing energy efficiency measures. A final draft is expected to be sent to the Cabinet of Ministers before the end of August 2018.

  • Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU

    NEEAPs and targets

    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 to 2019 - 2022, as its adoption was delayed and hence the initial period covered by this is no longer relevant. The Ministry of Economy is currently working on the update.

  • 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 will be transposed by the Law on the Energy Performance of Buildings of Georgia. The Law was drafted with technical assistance of the Secretariat and is currently being discussed by the Parliament.  

  • 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 expected to be sent to the Parliament in September 2018.

  • 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 recent Government reshuffle delayed the policy decisions that are needed for the implementation of the energy efficiency acquis. Once the decision on the Energy Efficiency Focal Entity and the Energy Efficiency Fund are taken, these institutions will need significant capacity building.