Round Table ENABLING PV in Georgia

Enabling PV

Round Table

ENABLING PV in Georgia

14th of December 2020

13:30 - 16:00 (Tbilisi time)     10:30 – 13:00 (Berlin time)

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H.E. Hubert Knrisch, Ambassador, German Embassy in Tbilisi,

(to be confirmed)

Tornike Kazarashvili, Head of Energy Policy and Investment Projects Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia,

Giorgi Chikovani, General Director, Georgian Energy Development Fund (GEDF),

Christoph Urbschat, Owner and CEO, eclareon,

Owner and CEO, ideas into energy,

Hans Rieck, Director, KfW Georgia,

Prof. Maia Melikidze, Comissioner, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission,

Ulf Lohse, Senior Consultant, Business Consulting Department, eclareon,

David Wedepohl, Managing Director International Affairs, German Solar Association,

Givi Adeishvili, Independent expert


Irakli Babunashvili, Technical Director, PV Georgia,

Ayhan Coskun, Project & Sales Manager, QMR, Solar23,


Dr. Afshin Bakhtiari, Technical Director, CARYS-SRNSFG Applied Research Project,

Georgian Technical University,



George Kekelidze, Executive Director, International Innovative Technologies,

Head of EUROSOLAR Georgia section,



Hubert Knirsch: Greetings from the German Embassy in Tbilisi

13:30 - 13:35

George Kekelidze: Presentation of all speakers and participants

13:35 - 14:45

Tornike Kazarashvili: Status of Renewable Energy power generation in Georgia

13:45 - 13:55

Giorgi Chikovani: GEDF support in development and implementation of RES Projects

13:55 - 14:05

Christoph Urbschat: ENABLING PV – vision, mission & tasks

14:05 - 14:15

David Wedepohl: Cooperation potential between German and Georgian companies in RE

14:15 - 14:25

Q&A and discussion

14:25 - 14:40   

Hans Rieck: Achievements and challenges in the Georgian Energy sector

14:40 - 14:50

Givi Adeishvili: Trends in Georgian energy sector in 2020 and cases for RES

14:50 - 15:00

Prof. Maia Melikidze: Market opportunities for decentralized RES applications in Georgia

15:00 - 15:10

Ulf Lohse: Business Cases for decentralized PV in Georgia – study results

15:10 - 15:20

Irakli Babunashvili: Executed cases of small installations

15:20 - 15:35

Ayhan Coskun: Grid connected solutions and off-grid PV-hybrid systems - international experiences

15:35 - 15:50

Dr. Afshin Bakhtiari: CARYS Solar Microgeneration Applied Research Project

15:50 - 16:00

Q&A and discussion

16:00 - 16:15

George Kekelidze: Outlook on activities in 2021 and closing remarks

16:15 - 16:30