Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)

Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC)

Georgia

Sectors Regulated:

Electricity, Natural Gas, Water Supply
  • 19 Mitskevichi Str. 
    194 Tbilisi, Georgia
  •  +995 32 242 0180
  •  mail-at-gnerc.org
  • www.gnerc.org

Regulatory Authority General Information

  • Joined ERRA in 2000 (Founding Member)
  • Established in 1997

Responsibilities

  • Legal basis/ mandate
  • Law of Georgia on Energy and Water Supply; Law of Georgia on National Regulatory Authorities; Law of Georgia on Licenses and Permits; Law of Georgia on Regulatory fees.
  • Responsibilities
  • — Issuance, modification and revocation of licenses under the terms and conditions stipulated in the Law of Georgia on Licenses and Permits and in this Law;
    — Certification of transmission system operators and monitoring their continual compliance with the requirements for independence and unbundling imposed on transmission system operators by this Law;
    — Establishing the terms and conditions for the provision of services by regulated undertakings pursuant to this Law and other applicable laws;
    — Defining the norm of drinking water consumption;
    — Approving special regulatory requirements for accounting in regulated undertakings, monitoring and enforcing their proper implementation;
    — Establishing the terms and conditions regulating the provision of information possessed by regulated undertakings to system users and/or customers;
    — Monitoring the performance of regulated undertakings and ensuring their compliance with respective obligations and requirements set by this Law, other applicable laws and their implementing regulations;
    — Monitoring the provision of public services and implementation of public service obligations in accordance with the requirements stipulated in this Law and its implementing regulations; and
    — Keeping the registry of energy undertakings engaged in energy activities pursuant to the terms and conditions stipulated in this Law;
    — Carrying out checking of the regulated enterprise on the spot, including, without prior notification;
    — Defining the rules of payment of the regulated enterprise;
    — Defining the rules of supplying and consuming drinking water which regulate relations between the water supply license holder and the consumer;
    — With the view of extinguishing the fire regulating the issues related with use of obtained water, stock-taking and reimbursement of expenses by the state sub-agency establishment – service of managing emergency situations (hereinafter referred to as the service of managing emergency situations) approving standard conditions of the agreement;
    — Setting tariffs, fees and/or price caps;
    — Monitoring the application of tariffs and fees and of respective methodologies;
    — Ensuring, together with other competent national authorities of Georgia, that the customer protection measures are effective and enforced.
  • Authorities
  • Independence: Independent.
  • Reports to: President, Parliament
  • Appeal process: Through the court.

Organisational Structure

  • Organigram
  • Organigram: GNERC Georgia (2019)
  • Internal Structure
  • The Commission shall consist of five members. The President of Georgia submits the candidatures of the Commission members with the approval of Government of Georgia to the Parliament of Georgia, which elects them with the majority vote. A member of the Commission shall be elected for a six-year term with the right of re-appointment for another mandate. In case of a pre-term termination of a Commission member duties, the Parliament of Georgia elects a new member to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term. Each member of the Commission shall have one vote in the Commission decision-making.
  • Working Employees
  • • Decision-Making Level: 5
  • • Total Number of Employees: 149, Public defender service: 14
  • Budget
  • Financed through regulatory fees, is regulated by the law.