On October 14, 2016 Georgia has signed the protocol on the ‘Accession of Georgia to the Treaty Establishing the Energy Community’. Georgia’s accession to Energy Community implies legal commitment and legislative harmonization. In particular, Georgia has to reflect all of the directives and regulations of EU Energy field in the domestic legislation, set out in the annex XXV to the Association Agreement. An expected energy market transformation is foreseen under the Energy Community Treaty implementation, which will have a strong direct and indirect impact on the development of renewable energy.
According to Article 2 of the Protocol of the Council of Ministers of 14 October 2016, it was decided to implement Directive 23/2009/28 / EC of 23 April 2009 on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Energy Sources in Georgian legislation obliging the Contracting Parties to the Energy Community to develop and adopt National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) for the domestic legislation.
This document has the following objectives:
Outline the current state of affairs as relates to the legislative and institutional framework for renewable energy as per the requirements of the Renewable Energy Directive.
Propose a number of policy and investment measures to be undertaken to meet the target of 30% of energy consumed coming from renewable energy for 2020 and implement the Renewable Energy Directive – including likely costs associated with their implementation.