Ministry publishes the protocol concerning the accession of Georgia to the Energy Community treaty

Ministry of Energy of Georgia publishes the protocol concerning the accession of Georgia to the Treaty Establishing Energy Community. The protocol defines the timetable for implementation of the acquis communautaire.

According to the document, Considering that Georgia is not directly interconnected to the energy network of any Contracting Party or any Member State of the European Union,  specific solutions needs to be found as regards key gas transmission infrastructures mainly used for the shipment of gas through Georgia.

Georgia takes an obligation to implement 16 directives and 3 regulations regarding natural gas, electricity, energy efficiency, renewable energy development. The directives are mainly devoted to security of supply, market rules, access to the network, energy performance of the building, renewable energy development etc.  Most of the directives should be implemented by 2020, and some of them – by 2017.

More detailed information about directives and timeline of their implementations is given in the protocol attached below.