On 8 September, Energy Community experts in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Georgian Gas Transportation Company LLC (GGTC), JSC Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation and the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission kicked off EU4Energy technical assistance aimed at development of minimum internal operational rules and obligations on natural gas network security in line with best European practices.
According to the Law of Georgia on Energy and Water Supply, the transmission system operator shall set the minimum internal operational rules and obligations on network security. However, GGTC’s daily operation continues to rely to a large extent on a gas network safety framework developed previously to correspond to Soviet standards.
Under the EU4Energy project, experts of the Energy Community Secretariat will review best European practices in this respect and existing applicable documentation of Georgia. Based on their evaluation, they will deliver a report with recommendations to improve and update the relevant operational framework on network safety.
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The EU4Energy Governance Project is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by the Energy Community Secretariat.