Component 1 - Enhanced policy and programmatic frameworks for promotion and support of industrial energy efficiency

Component 1 intervenes to raise the profile of industry within the EE policy-making and institutional space, strengthens technical capacity and contributes to the establishment of a programmatic framework that promotes and supports the sustainable improvement of energy efficiency and climate footprint of industry.



The Working Group operates through periodic meetings between Government senior officials and industry representatives, facilitated by a secretariat and experts relevant to the topic(s) of debate.  Time-bound work-programs with clearly defined scope, intended outputs and objectives are developed for specific topic(s) selected for work.

The Working Group started its operations at the beginning of 2020 by working on the development of a Voluntary Agreement (VA) scheme between Government and industrial enterprises for energy efficiency implementation. This initial scope of work was selected in view of “Article 21. Additional Policies to Encourage Energy Efficiency in Industry” of the Law of Georgia on Energy Efficiency.

This 2nd meeting of the Working Group aimed to discuss the following two key topics/elements of any future Georgian VA scheme:

  1. Setting targets to be achieved by enterprises participating in the VA scheme
  2. Incentives to be provided to enterprises participating in the VA scheme

The meeting presented also preliminary results of an energy efficiency survey being conducted between Georgian industrial enterprises. 

The meeting was held online over three days, with a 90 min session on each day. Presentations delivered can be found below.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Thursday, 11 February 2021


The Government-Industry Working Group on Energy Efficiency aims to establish a “platform” for regular ongoing dialogue between Government and industries to jointly discuss and identify solutions to the challenges that new Georgian laws on energy efficiency and other EU-accession related energy directives will pose to the Government and to industrial companies and businesses. The ultimate goal of the Government-Industry Working Group on Energy Efficiency (hereinafter simply referred as Working Group – WG) is to enable the development and implementation of most-effective policies and programmes for Georgia’s economy and country’s sustainable energy development.


  • International Workshop and Discussion Voluntary Agreements with Industry – EU Experience in energy efficiency, Tbilisi, 3 July, 2019

International Workshop and Discussion Voluntary Agreements with Industry – EU Experience in energy efficiency was conducted in line with the request from the MoESD. The purpose of the Workshop was:

To share and discuss experiences on the implementation of voluntary agreements in industry 

To listen to industry‘s challenges, needs and priorities for energy efficiency

To discuss possible approaches, actions and options for Georgia to implement voluntary agreements between industries and Georgian government



  • “International Workshop - How the European Union Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) will affect Georgian industrial sector and related energy efficiency market - Focus on Article 7, 8 and 16”, Tbilisi, 5th-6th of June 2018 

The UNIDO project supports Georgian Government and IEE stakeholders also in the process of transposing the 2012/27/EU Energy Efficiency Directive (hereinafter simply EED).  As a consequence, when considering EED’s transposition the articles that have special relevance for the project (focus industry) are:

Article 7 – Energy efficiency obligation schemes 
Article 8 – Energy audits and energy management systems
Article 16 – Availability of qualification, accreditation and certification schemes

The workshop was to build better understanding of relevant stakeholders about EED Art. 7, 8 and 16 key elements and their implementation modalities. In coordination with other donors and organizations supporting Georgia in its efforts to introduce modern policies and legislation for energy efficiency like the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (EBRD), this Workshop tried to respond to the need for greater knowledge and understanding of opportunities as well as challenges that are or might be ahead of Georgian decision-makers and IEE stakeholders. 


  • Workshop on ISO 50001 and Energy management Systems, Tbilisi, 22-23 February, 2018

A workshop on the international standard ISO 50001 and Energy Management Systems (EnMS), requested by and targeted to conformity assessment stakeholders, i.e. Georgian standardization, accreditation and certification bodies, management systems auditors, etc., was organized at Techno Park in Tbilisi on 22-23 February, 2018.

The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness and understanding among government institutions and private sector stakeholders about ISO 50001, EnMS implementation and other ISO 5000X series standards. Key aspects presented included the overall structure of ISO 50001-EnMS, energy performance measurement and indicators, certification and accreditation for ISO 50001.  The workshop also served as an opportunity for Georgian relevant stakeholders to discuss issues related to the implementation of ISO 50001 and EnMS in Georgia.

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