A second stakeholder workshop presenting the updated version of the proposed gas transmission tariff methodology and calculation tool took place on 20 February in Tbilisi, Georgia. Both are aligned with the provisions of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/460 on establishing a network code on harmonised transmission tariff structures for gas. The event – organized by EU4Eergy Governance – was attended by representatives of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), Georgian Gas Transmission Company (GGTC) and other gas transmission system users. The network code – and thus the new methodology – will enable the gas transmission system operator to collect its revenue based on the costs as they emerge on the various parts of the network. The discussion focused on the impact of the new methodology on different types of gas system users, such as thermal power plants, suppliers of households and industrial consumers.
As a result of the workshop, Energy Community Secretariat experts in cooperation with GNERC will prepare the final version of the proposed tariff methodology. A follow-up capacity building workshop is planned for early March, where stakeholders will have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the functioning of the proposed methodology.
* The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
20 February, Tbilisi