On 17 September, Energy Community experts in close cooperation with the Georgian Ministry of Economy, National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) and JSC Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) kicked off EU4Energy Governance technical assistance for Georgia. This assistance will support the development of rules for the issuance of certificates of origin of electricity generated from renewable sources in line with the relevant EU Directive and best European practices.
According to the Law of Georgia on Promoting the Production and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (RES), GNERC will approve rules for the issuance of a certificate of origin of electric power received from renewable sources before the end of 2021. Upon adoption of the rules, GSE will shall set up the register and issue certificates of origin of electricity generated from renewable sources, in response to a request from the appropriate producer.
Georgia also expressed its interest to join the Energy Community regional initiative to establish an electronic system for the issuance, transfer and cancellation of guarantees of origin.
The first draft of the rules will be developed by the experts of the Energy Community Secretariat by mid-October 2021.
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