Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission. Activities of the Commission Summary Legal Department Maka Salkhinashvili 26 June - 3 July, 2008. Background Information.
Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission
Activities of the Commission Summary
26 June - 3 July, 2008
Economic reforms in the Georgian Energy sector were initiated by Ordinance N437 of 1996 of the President of Georgia under which within the Ministry of Economy an Energy Regulatory Commission was established to compute electric power tariffs for all steps. These tariffs were then approved by the Minister of Economy.
The Commission started functioning independently in 1997, after adoption of the Law of Georgia on Electroenergetics and its only function was regulation of the sector of electroenegrgetics. The Commission is a legal person of public law - a continuing independent body, whose activities are not subordinated to any state office.
In 1999, a change was made to the Law of Georgia on Electroenergetics and the Commission was in addition transferred a function of regulation of issues in the Natural Gas sector.
In 2002, the Parliament of Georgia passed a law on National Independent Regulatory Bodies, which defined the status of the Commission in the Energy and Natural Gas Regulation, while exempting it from supervision of the public control bodies.
The Commission is guided by the Laws of Georgia:
In addition to the Laws of Georgia,
the Commission is guided by Decree of the Parliament of Georgia,
normative acts adopted by the Government of Georgia (Ministry):
Decree of the Parliament of Georgia
Acts of the Government of Georgia (Ministry)
A normative act is published in an official printed body
In addition to normative acts, the Commission is entitled to adopt individual and administrative legal acts/decisions. For instance, issue of licenses to separate companies, on settlement of disputes between consumers and companies and other.
In 1997-2007, the Commission adopted 217 regulations and 975 decisions
Finances of the Commission are regulated by the Georgian laws :
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