On 13 September, the representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (MoESD), the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), the electricity transmission system operator - JSC Georgian State Electro system (GSE) and the Electricity Market Operator (ESCO) met with experts of the Energy Community Secretariat to discuss how to boost the country’s security of electricity supply ahead of the upcoming winter season. The Workshop took place on the premises of GSE in Tbilisi and focused on finalising the Risk Preparedness Plan, prepared under the EU4Energy Project (Phase II), aiming to identify and categorise the potential risks for the security of supply in the electricity sector of Georgia and define national, regional and bilateral measures to be planned or taken to prevent, prepare for and mitigate electricity crises.
During the Workshop, the Energy Community Secretariat presented the draft Risk Preparedness Plan for the electricity sector. The draft is in line with the requirements of the Risk Preparedness Regulation (EU) 2019/941, as adapted and adopted by the Ministerial Council last year, and takes into account the specific characteristics of the Georgian power system.
The participants in the Workshop discussed the remaining open issues in the draft Risk Preparedness Plan and how they could be addressed. The final version of the draft Risk Preparedness Plan shall be ready by the end of October 2022. Meanwhile, additional comments and information on the missing elements from Georgian stakeholders are still welcome until mid-October.
Supporting the development of the draft Risk Preparedness Plan EU contributes to ensuring the country’s energy security and reliable, efficient electricity supply service for consumers. The success and timely implementation of the Risk Preparedness Plan will ensure the fulfilment of Georgia’s obligations under the Energy Community Treaty.
This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the Energy Community Secretariat and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
The EU4Energy Governance Project is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by the Energy Community Secretariat.
13 September 2022, Tbilisi