The ‘EU4Energy Governance’ project has published a new blog post from Gas and Customer Expert Branislava Marsenic on the new regulation for protecting vulnerable customers in Georgia.
The regulation aims to ensure that all citizens can cover their electricity and gas needs. It will offer a minimum amount of energy free of charge to customers in need, for a limited amount of time. The support will be reviewed annually.
According to official statistics, 20% of Georgians are living below the poverty line, while the National Social Service Agency says that 30% of households are eligible for some type of state assistance. Currently, there are no mechanisms on the national level to help these vulnerable groups.
The policy measures suggested by the Energy Community Secretariat are the result of a study launched in September 2019 with the support of the ‘EU4Energy Governance’ project. The regulation is expected to be in place by the end of 2020.
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