Regulatory Impact Assessment of Proposed Energy Law on Vulnerable Consumers in Georgia
The main goal of the RIA was to examine the effects of expected market reform following the adoption of the new Energy Law, as well as effect of potential increase in energy tariffs on vulnerable customers. Economic analysis of three options for compensation of vulnerable customers in case of tariff increase was proposed and communicated to the decision makers.
The Assessment process included consultations with key stakeholders, including: Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, Social Service Agency of Georgia, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission etc. The project is financed by USAID through USAID Energy Program (UEP)