Commissioner

 

 

 

Gocha Shonia

Date of Birth: December 31, 1966

Education:

Mr. Shonia has graduated Tbilisi Technical University, faculty of Energy, Doctor of Philosophy

1999 - USAID Training Course ‘’Planning optimal development of the energy system”;

2003 - ERRA – CEER, the first international training in Budapest, Hungary.

2004 – Research Center of Utility Companies/15th International Training of World Bank – ‘’Regulation and Strategy of Utility Companies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

2007 - ERRA-CEU, 5th International Energy Regulation Summer School, Budapest, Hungary

2008 – ERRA training: Price Regulation and Tariffs, Budapest, Hungary 

2009 ERRA training:  Conducting Monitoring by Energy Regulatory Commissions, Budapest, Hungary

2009 – Global Seminar on Connection of Renewable Energy to the Network, USEA, Washington DC, USA

Professional Background

1995 –1997 – Chief engineer at Gardabani Thermal Power Plant

1998 –2000 – Expert at Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission

2002 – Appointed as a chief specialist at Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission

2002–2004 – Chief Specialist of IT and Analytical Department of Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission

2005–2008  - Head of Methodology and IT Department  at Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission

2008–2011 – Head of the Electricity Division at Tariff and Billing Department of Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission

08/2011 - 08/2017 – Commissioner at Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission

On December 22, 2017, Mr. Gocha Shonia was appointed as a Commissioner of Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission for the second term

Languages: English and Georgian

Married, two children.