Energy efficiency

Implementation indicators

  • Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    The general 2020 target was set in the NEEAP, adopted in December 2019. The specific targets required by the Energy Efficiency Directive were set in the Energy Efficiency Law, adopted in May 2020. Georgia submitted its first Annual Progress Report to the Secretariat in September 2020.

  • Energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency in buildings

    The Law on Energy Performance of Buildings was adopted by the Georgian Parliament on 21 May 2020. Secondary legislation remains to be adopted, but six by-laws (methodology for energy performance calculation, certification rules, Regulation on inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems, Regulation on minimum energy performance
    requirements for buildings, report on heating and cooling systems, alternative measures of regularity compliance inspection) have been prepared for adoption by the Government

  • Energy efficiency financing

    Energy efficiency financing

    The Energy Efficiency Law promotes the use of energy service companies but does not include a framework to support public financing (i.e. an energy efficiency fund). Nevertheless, a large number of international technical assistance and financing programmes support energy efficiency measures, especially in the building sector.

  • Energy efficient products - labelling

    Energy efficient products - labelling

    The Law on Energy Labelling was adopted in December 2019. The adoption of the fifteen product regulations required by the Law is pending.

  • Efficiency in heating and cooling

    Efficiency in heating and cooling

    Georgia has no district heating or cooling systems. An assessment of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling potential is still to be conducted.

State of compliance

During this reporting period, Georgia made giant strides in the transposition of the energy efficiency acquis. It transposed the Directives on energy labelling, energy efficiency and the energy performance of buildings, as well as the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP). The institutional framework received a boost following the decision of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development to allocate more staff to the energy efficiency field.

Georgia’s focus now needs to turn to the adoption of a very large number of by-laws in order to implement the three Laws adopted during the latest reporting period. Until then, Georgia will remain non-compliant in many areas of the energy efficiency acquis.

Currently, there is no national fund for energy efficiency, but large EU and IFI grants and lending programmes for energy efficiency in buildings are being implemented. Adequate engagement of the private sector requires the further development of the ESCO market.