international

Europe and Eurasia: Georgia

Partnership Exchange on Energy Efficiency and Regulation

Date: December 2008
Location: Montpelier, Vermont

With the support of the US Agency for International Development, regulators from the Georgia National Energy and Water Regulatory Commission and Vermont discussed natural gas regulation, tariff unbundling, energy efficiency, rate regulation, water quality and other topics. Participants showed a substantial degree of openness in sharing their experiences and perspectives on the challenges each agency encountered. Vermont officials also arranged for a number of site visits, including Efficiency Vermont, the nation's first ratepayer funded energy efficiency utility.