Support for the Implementation of Renewable Energy Auctions in Georgia



TCRS Number:


Business sector:

Power and energy

Notice type:




PSD disclosed:

18 Apr 2019

Project Description

Georgia has total current installed generation capacity of 3,300 MW, comprising 900 MW of thermal power plants (22%) and 2,400 MW of hydropower plants (78%).  There is currently c. 527 MW of generation capacity under construction, with anticipated commissioning ranging from 2019 to 2021. The country’s hydropower potential is estimated at up to c. 80 billion kWh p.a., of which up to 60 billion kWh may be economically attractive to develop. 

While hydro is the dominant source of electricity in Georgia and accounts for 78% of total generation, Georgia offers attractive potential to develop solar and wind resources.  The number of sunny hours varies between 1,900 and 2,200 per year, and the yearly sum of the horizontal global irradiation ranges between 1,000 and 1,600 kWh/m2, with most of its territory receiving between 1,200 kWh/m2 and 1,400 kWh/m2.  According to the Ministry of Energy, Georgia’s wind potential is estimated at 1,500 MWs and solar potential is estimated at 500 MW.

In addition, as a contracting party of the Energy Community, Georgia is required to develop its regulatory framework and liberalise its energy market in line with the acquis under the Energy Community Treaty. While the relevant primary legislation (including draft laws on energy, renewables, energy efficiency and energy performance of buildings) has been developed and approved by the Government of Georgia and is expected to be adopted in 2019, secondary legislation still needs to be developed for which the government will require further support. The government also requires technical and operational support to implement the new energy efficiency and renewable energy laws, regulations and related action plans in order to successfully implement its commitments under the EU Third Energy Package, as well as to develop its renewable energy market and implement renewable energy auctions.  

The Georgian Energy Development Fund (GEDF; the Client) has therefore requested the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) to provide assistance in the development of a renewable energy market and implementation of renewable energy auctions.  The Bank requires an independent consultant (the Consultant) to provide assistance on the tasks mentioned above.

TC Services

The Project consists of a comprehensive technical assistance package that will help to create an enabling environment for private sector RE investments in Georgia, as well as to provide the necessary support to the relevant institutions for the successful implementation of RE auctions. The technical assistance envisaged to be provided to the authorities under this assignment will include:

1) Provide support to the authorities on selecting a site for a solar PV project with electricity generation capacity of up to 50 MW.

2) Develop a detailed design for a competitive bidding process for supporting renewable energy, accounting for current arrangements (including MoUs), renewable energy targets and market context.

3) Prepare, up to the final version, all the tender related documentation required for the deployment of a competitive procurement scheme for a solar PV project and a wind power project.

4) Provide detailed technical, financial and legal assistance to the relevant authorities for the implementation of the competitive procurement scheme.

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

General enquiries

EBRD project enquiries not related to procurement:
Tel: +44 20 7338 7168

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

Share this page: