Secretariat launches dispute settlement procedure against Georgia for lack of unbundling of its electricity and gas transmission system operators

28 February 2023

Yesterday, the Secretariat sent an Opening Letter to Georgia to address its failure to unbundle and certify its electricity transmission system operator Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) and its gas transmission system operator Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC). The initiation of infringement procedures comes after two failed attempts to certify each of the two transmission system operator under the Ownership Unbundling model and the Independent System Operator model. In the Secretariat’s preliminary assessment, by not implementing the requirements of unbundling and certification of the transmission system operators GSE and GGTC, Georgia fails to comply with its obligations under the Third Package’s Electricity and Gas Directives.

Interested parties may be granted access to the case file and may submit written observations on the present case. All requests for information should be addressed to the Deputy Director and Legal Counsel at [email protected] or +43 1 535 2222 24 and should make reference to the relevant case number ECS – 01/23.

In Scope:

  • Georgia Georgia