The Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Mr. Artur Lorkowski, embarked on a visit to Georgia last week, where he engaged in the inaugural EU-Georgia High-Level Energy Dialogue alongside Kadri Simson, the European Commissioner for Energy, and Levan Davitashvili, the Vice-Prime Minister for Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. During his visit, Mr. Lorkowski also held separate meetings with the Parliament of Georgia and the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission.
The primary purpose of Mr. Lorkowski's visit was to delve deeper into Georgia's progress in reforming its energy sector and to review the steps taken towards implementing the Clean Energy Package.
The discussions primarily centered around aligning Georgia with the Energy Community acquis, promoting competitive energy markets, implementing the separation of transmission system operators, and advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. Furthermore, talks revolved around topics such as the National Energy and Climate Plan, the Emissions Trading System, and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.
Mr. Lorkowski expressed his confidence in Georgia's commitment to EU accession and its determination to leverage the opportunities provided by the Energy Community. He emphasized that this framework, combined with ongoing reform efforts within the Energy Community, will bring Georgia closer to the European Union.
Director Lorkowski in Georgia
17 November 2023