Europe and Eurasia: Georgia

Partnership Exchange on Market Liberalization

Date: October 2014
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

With the support of the US Agency for International Development, this activity sought broadly to support efforts by the Georgia National Energy and Water Regulatory Commission to develop a regulatory framework for the new liberalized market conditions in the country. Participants explored US practices related to liberalization and opening a retail electricity market, elaborated further Georgia’s existing Rules of Supply and Consumption and analyzed US procedures on assessing utility investments and conducting regulatory audits with an aim to apply select mechanisms.