Seminar on Developing of Renewable Energy Sources in Line with Energy Community Commitments

On April 26th, 2017 World Experience for Georgia held seminar at Ilia State University on Developing of Renewable Energy Sources in Georgia in Line with Energy Community Commitments.

The main goal of the Seminar was to discuss Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and to promote dialogue between stakeholders regarding the issue.

Nino Magradze, Renewable Energy Expert, reviewed the goal of the directive, spoke about main requirements and barriers.

In the second part of the event representatives of civil society, public and private sector and experts discussed:

  • Existing mechanisms of promoting renewable energy sources’ in Georgia.
  • Planned activities for future development of renewable energy sources
  • Main problems and barriers

Attendees noted that there is no stable legislative environment in Georgia and it hampers the development of renewable energy. Furthermore, current legislation does not determine equal treatment for different sources of renewable energy (Hydro, wind, biomass, etc).

Participants expressed their readiness in providing support and recommendations for the government in the process of creating stable legislative environment, elaborating the planning models, strategies and long term vision. They agreed that raising awareness regarding renewable energy sources is also crucial.