WEG Participated in Workshop of Eastern Partnership Energy Regulatory Bodies

During 16-17 of May, under EASTERN PARTNERSHIP PLATFORM 3 „Energy Security“, 6th Workshop of Eastern Partnership Energy Regulatory Bodies took place in Kiev (Ukraine). The workshop focused on Continuity of Supply and Commercial Quality of Supply from a regulatory perspective.

The overall aim of the workshop was to share experience and best practice of quality of supplies regulations.  Eastern Partnership countries were invited to present their experience with quality of supply activities. Furthermore, Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) presented the results of its latest benchmarking report on quality of supply, which was published in September 2016.

Representative of WEG, lead researcher Giorgi Mukhigulishvili attended the workshop and participated in discussions. The main topics outlined during the event were: electricity sector, gas sector, quality and main pillars of commercial supply, energy security,

During a first day of the workshop each representatives from the Regulatory Bodies and relevant institutions of EaP countries (including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) presented the role and main functions of their institutions in the field of quality of supply of electricity and gas and the experience attained.

Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission made a presentation on Service Quality Regulation in Georgia, overviewing current legal framework, data recording, QoS standards, future plans and challenges.

On the second day of the workshop participants visited the Metrological Centre of National Joint-Stock Company «Naftogaz of Ukraine» in Boyarka. The center was created to provide unified standards for determining the quality of natural gas and metering the rate of gas flow being transported from and to European countries from the Caucasus and Central Asia. Its main function includes the improvement and bringing the measuring techniques of metering gas transit to the most modern international standards.