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Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission. International Partnership, Projects and Future Plans Department for Public and International Relations September 14, 2012. International Relations.
Projects and Future Plans
Department for Public and International Relations
September 14, 2012
Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission has a longstanding experience of cooperation with various international organisations. International relations are one of the main priorities of the Commission.
The main partners are:
Achievement of Partnership between Kentucky Public Service Commission and GNERC supported by NARUC:
inspecting licensees on the spot based on the customers’ complaints;
resolving disputes between the distribution companies and consumers locally, through informal meetings;
rules for connecting new consumers to the power distribution networks;
online public meetings – use of the modern software projects;
regulation of quality of service – commercial service quality;
protection of consumers’ rights;
incentive based tariff methodology;
The Commission participates in the Energy-Community meetings with the status of observer. The Energy-Community has signatory parties with the status of members, observers and donors.
Energy-Community has Regulatory Council and working groups:
The Commission staff are members in both the Council and the working groups.
10 of the Commission staff are members of IWA.
From the day of its establishment, the Commission actively participates in various international and local meetings and conferences.
The Commission staff memebrs participate in international forums, high level meetings. Chairman of the Commission, together with the prime-minister and minister of energy of Georgia, participated in the negotiations that were conducted within the framework of Energy Charter.
20 to 25 business trips are arranged annually. Besides this, GNERC hosts meetings in Georgia. For instance, the Commission hosted several ERRA committee and working group meetings, meetings under INOGATE Program, various regulatory commissions and international organisations.
The staff of the respective GNERC departments is awarded by the Certificates for the Best International Cooperation.
Cross-boarder trade and potential access of the renewables to the network (including connection to the network)
Regulatory instruments promoting investment into the renewable energy;
Methodology for identification of the network service tariffs;
Specificities of dispute resolution in natural gas sector and monitoring of the licensing process;
Regulation of quality of service in natural gas and water supply sectors.