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Energy Community to assist Georgia in strengthening the security of supply in electricity sector

The Energy Community kicked off the EU4Energy technical assistance for Georgia to support the country in putting in place effective rules of security of supply in the electricity sector.

The purpose of this technical assistance is to prevent, prepare for and mitigate a supply crisis, therefore ensuring the security of electricity supply for citizens and industry of Georgia.

More specifically, the Energy Community Secretariat will support the Georgian authorities in preparing the so-called Risk Preparedness Plan for the country’s electricity sector in line with the new Risk Preparedness Regulation. The Plan will take into account the specific characteristics of the Georgian power system.

The assistance builds on new Security of Electricity Supply Rules initially developed with EU4Energy support and approved by the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) in December 2020. These Rules are partially aligned with the new requirements.

Energy Community experts will work in the assistance process closely with the EU Delegation to Georgia, 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 Electrosystem (GSE) and the Electricity Market Operator (ESCO).

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