Tbilisi: The Commissioner of the National Commission for Energy and Water Supply of Georgia (GNERC), Giorgi Pangani gave a speech at the European Energy Regulatory Council (CEER) meeting and talked about the reform on the Georgian energy market.
The aim of the meeting was to promote regional cooperation and experience sharing, bringing the Eastern Partnership countries closer to EU requirements.
During the meeting, participants discussed challenges related to the implementation of a clean energy package, EU policy and projects to be implemented in the Eastern Partnership region.
“Remember that since 2014 Georgia has been implementing the harmonization and transposition of European Third Energy Package Directives into national legislation, new legislation is in force in the energy sector of Georgia, which is in full compliance with European standards, the reform of the electricity market is underway, aiming to create a new, competitive and transparent market.
The new market will be significantly different from the existing model. SEMEK is one of the major agencies in the reform process responsible for the creation and refinement of the new market regulatory framework.
“In this process, we are actively looking at the experiences of other countries and it’s important to share existing best practices,” GNERC Commissioner Giorgi Pangani said in a speech.
Notably on March 13-14, in Belgium city, the EU4Energy held a meeting of the European Energy Regulatory Council (CEER) in Brussels, which was attended by energy sector leaders from the Eastern Partnership countries, Chairman of SEMEK, David Narmania, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Directorate General of European Commission Expansion and Neighborhood Policy Representatives of the General Directorate.