Regional Power Transmission Enhancement Project: Energy Sector Assessment, Strategy and Road Map (Georgia)

Date: March 2013
Document Type: Consultant's Reports
Project Number: 44183-012

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This report outlines the Georgian energy sector assessment, strategy and road map as the basis for a future partnership between the Government of Georgia and ADB. The paper starts by assessing the energy sector in Georgia and the needs and challenges the Government faces in the sector. It then describes the sector strategy and priorities of the Government, followed by an analysis of the major sector challenges.

Drawing on the sector assessment and the Government’s sector strategy, the paper presents a road map for possible ADB support over the medium term (2013-2017). Three core areas for ADB support include: improving the efficiency of energy infrastructure, developing regional trade and encouraging private sector participation, specifically in the sustainable development of Georgia’s hydropower resources. Besides providing sector-level input into ADB’s country partnership strategy for Georgia, this document serves as a basis for further dialogue and cooperative action by ADB and the Government to tackle the complex challenge of managing Georgia’s energy sector development in the coming years.