During the working visit to the Republic of Lithuania, Davit Narmania, the Chairman of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), gained insights into the regulation of net metering and the working principles of energy storage. The Chairman of GNERC visited the solar power plants, pump storage, LNG terminal and cogeneration plant.
According to Davit Narmania, GNERC’s goal is to maximize the utilization of renewable energies in Georgia: "The net-metering system is an effective mechanism that enables citizens to generate electricity for their own consumption and deliver excess energy to the network of a distribution company for an appropriate fee. As you are aware, by the initiative of GNERC, the net-metering system was introduced in Georgia in 2016, and today the total installed capacity of micro power plants connected to the network exceeds 43 MW. Even though the regulation of net metering in Georgia fully reflects the best international practice, we are still studying from the experience of different countries and in this regard, the experience of Lithuania is quite interesting," stressed Davit Narmania.
"Net-metering" is one of the popular directions in using renewable energies for electricity generation. Consumer or a group of consumers can generate electricity using renewable energies - solar, wind, water, (including wastewater) for their own consumption. The installed capacity of a micro power plant should not exceed 500 KW.