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Smart Microgeneration Controller for Households and SME – Project CARYS-106

Tbilisi, Georgia – On the 2nd of July 2021, a groundbreaking virtual event titled “Smart Microgeneration Controller for Households and SME – Project CARYS-106” captivated participants from Georgia and beyond. The one-hour online session, held via Zoom, shed light on an innovative project aimed at revolutionizing microgeneration in households and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

The distinguished panel of speakers, hailing from esteemed organizations, shared their insights and expertise on renewable energy initiatives, fostering collaboration and advancements in the field.

Hosted by George Kekelidze, Executive Director of International Innovative Technologies and Head of EUROSOLAR Georgia section, the event boasted an array of influential speakers, each playing a crucial role in Georgia’s energy landscape.

Notable speakers included:

  1. Erekle Astakhishvili, Deputy Director of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, brought to the virtual stage his extensive experience in scientific research and development. The Foundation has played an instrumental role in supporting groundbreaking initiatives across the country.
  2. Prof. Maia Melikidze, a respected Comissioner at the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, offered valuable perspectives on the regulatory aspects of renewable energy and its integration into Georgia’s energy grid.
  3. Christoph Urbschat, Owner and CEO of eclareon, as well as Owner and CEO of ideas into energy, brought forth his profound knowledge of renewable energy project development, highlighting the potential of smart microgeneration controllers.
  4. Salome Khachiauri, Head of the Department of Innovation & Commercialization at Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency, explored the role of innovation in transforming the energy landscape, paving the way for a more sustainable future.
  5. Tamar Berberashvili, a distinguished Professor at Georgian Technical University and the Principal Investigator of the CARYS-106 Project, presented insights into the project’s objectives and the potential impact on households and SMEs.
  6. Akaki Gigineishvili, Dean of Engineering Physics Faculty at Georgian Technical University, added valuable academic perspectives, accentuating the significance of interdisciplinary collaborations.
  7. Gia Arabidze, a renowned Professor at the Energy Faculty of Georgian Technical University, shared his expertise in energy research and its implications on microgeneration technologies.
  8. Konstantin Zalessky, Director of MTE Meter Test Equipment, introduced innovative solutions in meter testing, underlining the importance of accurate energy measurements.
  9. Vakhtang Gedevanishvili, Chief of GSE programming and power metering laboratory at Georgian State Electrosystem (GSE), emphasized the role of GSE in the implementation of energy projects.

The event focused on Project CARYS-106, which holds the promise of advancing smart microgeneration controllers for households and SMEs. Participants were exposed to the project’s vision and its potential to revolutionize energy usage in everyday life.

The informative presentations were followed by an interactive session where attendees had the opportunity to engage in Q&A and discussions with the panel of experts. This stimulating exchange of ideas further strengthened the commitment to embracing sustainable energy practices and technological advancements.

The “Smart Microgeneration Controller for Households and SME – Project CARYS-106” event served as a crucial platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation, setting the stage for a greener, more energy-efficient future in Georgia and beyond.


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