Assessment of Power Sector Reforms in Georgia: Country Report

Institutional Document | July 2015

This country report on Georgia’s power sector examines reform measures and attempts to quantify their outcomes in the postreform period using a set of commonly agreed and internationally accepted indicators.

  • US$20.00 (paperback)

Reforms pursued by Georgia in recent years have made its power sector commercially viable as well as more efficient and reliable. Now unbundled and largely privatized, the former state monopoly has developed an operational wholesale market and has made great progress in making its operations and system pricing more efficient. However, it still lacks independent regulatory competence and pricing transparency, and it remains vulnerable to external supply shocks, having to balance shortfalls in domestic hydropower generation with fuel imports for its power stations and with gas imports for its thermal plants. This country report assesses the reform efforts and experiences of Georgia’s power sector for lessons and insights that other economies could find useful in their own power sector planning and policy and strategy formulation.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Figures, Tables, and Boxes
  • Abbreviations
  • Summary Assessment of Power Sector Reform in Georgia
  • Introduction
  • Socioeconomic Development and Trends in the Power Sector
  • Power Sector Reform Experience
  • Outcomes from Power Sector Reform
  • Conclusions and Next Steps
  • Appendix: The European Union–Georgia Association Agreement, Chapter 11
  • References

Additional Details

  • Energy
  • Georgia
  • RPT157423-2
  • 978-92-9254-997-8 (Print)
  • 978-92-9254-998-5 (e-ISBN)


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