On 17 September, Energy Community experts in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy, National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) and JSC Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE) kicked off EU4Energy Governance technical assistance aimed at the preparation of rules for the issuance of certificates of origin of electricity generated from renewable sources in line with Directive 2009/28/EU and best European practices.
According to the Law of Georgia on Promoting the Production and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (RES), GNERC shall 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 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 interest to join the Energy Community regional initiative to establish an electronic system for 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 already by mid-October 2021.source