24.10.2022 Release

24 October, 2022


Elections for the Chairman of the Commission were held in the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC). In accordance with the Law of Georgia on Energy and Water Supply, the Commission members elected Davit Narmania as the Chairman of the Commission for the second term by a secret vote. The voting results were approved at a public hearing.

During the first term of Davit Narmania's chairmanship, GNERC was awarded with the quality management system certificate of the ISO 9001:2015 international standard, the Energy Training Center was established to promote education in the energy and water supply sectors, more than 50 normative acts promoting the reform were developed and approved within the framework of the energy markets reform, a net metering mechanism was developed, mechanisms promoting the development of accounting, simplified dispute resolution procedures were introduced, various projects for easy access to services were introduced and implemented, an employee evaluation system was introduced and international relations have been expanded.

For the first term Mr. Davit Narmania was elected as the Chairman of GNERC back in 2019, and the Georgian Parliament approved him for the vacant position of the Commission member in December 2017, for the first term of 6 years. In accordance with the legislation, one of the GNERC members is elected as a GNERC Chairman for a term of 3 years, but not more than the remaining term of office of the Commission member, by a secret vote of the GNERC members.

In 2014-2017 Davit Narmania was the mayor of Tbilisi and the head of the Georgian delegation to the Congress of Regional and Local Self-Government of the Council of Europe. In 2012-2014, he held the position of the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, from 2012 till present now he is a Professor, the Head of the Department of Management and Administration at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. In 2008-2012 Mr. Narmania was the executive director of the Caucasus Economic and Social Research Institute, professor of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and Georgian American University (GAU), in 2006-2007 he was the chairman of the board of the Association of Young Economists of Georgia, in 2004-2005 he held the post of general director of the business consulting group. In 2001-2003, he worked in the Ministry of Finance and Tax Revenue of Georgia

Davit Narmania is an economist by profession. He has been awarded the degree of Academic Doctor of Economics. He is the author of 42 scientific and research papers, co-author of 48 papers. He continues his scientific activities till present