Energy Sector Gaps Assessment
This rapid assessment of Georgia's energy sector is aimed to provide basis for future assistance to Georgia's energy sector. This assessment assessed the energy sector in Georgia and needs and challenges the sector faces. It described the Government of Georgia (GOG) priorities and analyzed the major challenges in the sector. Eventually, the assessment present a road map for possible USAID support in the near future. The core areas that this assessment covered include: renewable energy, energy efficiency, regional trade, and human and institutional capacity.
Scope of Works (SoW) was centered on answering the questions, including but not limited to:
- What are the barriers to financially and environmentally sustainable private sector investments in renewable energy development, including hydropower, wind and solar, and greater deployment of net metering renewable energy installations?
- What are the barriers to regional electricity trade?
- What are the barriers to increasing energy efficiency in energy production and use (including industry, buildings, households, commercial sector, etc.)?
- What are the gaps in human and institutional capacity necessary to plan and implement the reforms, and operate and maintain the infrastructure in the energy sector (incl. electricity and natural gas)?