Infrastructure

State of compliance

Most of the deadlines deriving from the Regulation had already passed when Georgia became a Contracting Party of the Energy Community in July 2017, and no new deadlines were set through the Accession Protocol. Moreover, Georgia has no Projects of Energy Community Interest as it has no borders with a Contracting Party or a Member State. Georgia did not transpose Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by the Energy Community, and thus fails to meet the general transposition deadline of 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.

 

  • National Competent Authority

    National Competent Authority

    At the time of publication of this Report, the Secretariat was not informed about any decision taken on the designation of the competent authority. Therefore, Georgia is not compliant with Regulation (EU) 347/2013, as adapted and adopted by the Energy Community.

  • Manual of procedures

    Manual of procedures

    The manual of procedures, as defined by Regulation (EU) 347/2013 as adapted and adopted by the Energy Community, is yet to be drafted.

  • Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    Set of indicators and corresponding reference values

    According to the Article 11(2), by 30 June 2018, national regulatory authorities cooperating in the framework of the Regulatory Board shall establish and make publicly available for comparable projects of the infrastructure categories included in Annex I(1) and (2).

    In order to assist the Contracting Parties, the Secretariat coordinated the data collection in order to prepare a set of indicators and corresponding reference values for the comparison of unit investment costs in the Energy Community. This is still work in progress.

  • Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    Methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investment with the higher risks

    According to Article 13(6), each national regulatory authority should publish its methodology and the criteria used to evaluate investments in electricity and gas infrastructure projects and the higher risks incurred by them by 31 December 2017.

    The Georgian national regulatory authority has drafted but not yet published its methodology and evaluation criteria. Hence, Georgia is not yet compliant with the Article 13(6) of Regulation (EU) 347/2013 as adapted and adopted by Ministerial Council.