Energy efficiency

State of compliance

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.

  • Energy Efficiency Directive

    Energy Efficiency Directive

    The draft Law on Energy Efficiency introduces an institution responsible for the implementation of energy efficiency policy (the “Energy Efficiency Focal Entity”); the discussion on whether to set it up in an existing body or as a new one delayed the adoption of the draft Law by the Cabinet. Finally, an interim solution was agreed. Initially, an Energy Efficiency Department in the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development will be responsible, until a new body will be established. The other decision that is pending is whether to set up an Energy Efficiency Fund or to use the existing Georgian Development Fund for financing energy efficiency measures. The Law is expected to be discussed by the Parliament in September 2019.

  • 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 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 will be transposed by the Law on the Energy Performance of Buildings of Georgia. The Law, drafted with the technical assistance of the Secretariat, was discussed in the Parliament in first reading in late 2018, and amended with the view to be adopted in 2019. In parallel, Georgia is preparing a Regulation on the Energy Performance Certification of Buildings, with the technical assistance of the Secretariat, to implement the Law.

  • 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 adopted in the Parliament before the end of 2019.

  • 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.