Round Table ENABLING PV in Georgia 2022

Enabling PV in Georgia-2022

  Round Table ENABLING PV in Georgia

24th on January 2022, Georgian Technical University

11:00 - 13:00 (Tbilisi time), 8:00 – 10:00 (Berlin time)

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Welcome speeches

H.E. Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador, 

German Embassy in Tbilisi,

Acad. David Gurgenidze, Rector,

Georgian Technical University,


Christoph Urbschat, 

Owner and CEO, eclareon,

Owner and CEO, ideas into energy,

Giorgi Chikovani, General Director, 

Georgian Energy Development Fund (GEDF),

Maia Melikidze, PhD, ERRA Chair, 

Commissioner at Georgian National Energy and Water Supply 

Regulatory Commission,

Ucha Uchaneishvili, Rehabilitation Manager/Chairman of the 

Management Board, GSE

Tornike Kazarashvili, Head of Energy Policy and Investment Projects Department,

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia,

Prof. Gia Arabidze,

Energy Faculty, Georgian Technical University,

Prof. Akaki Gigineishvili, Dean of Engineering Physics Faculty, 

Georgian Technical University,

Selma Ulrichs, Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational 

Education and Training, South Caucasus, Deputy Programme 

Director, Team Leader Georgia, Deutsche Gesellschaft für 

Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH,

Shokhrukh Baratov, Managing Partner, AIONRISE,


Irakli Ubilava, General Director, PV Georgia,

Irma Zurabashvili, Director, 

Bolnisi Adult Educational Center,

George Kekelidze, Executive Director, International Innovative 

Technologies, Head of EUROSOLAR Georgia section,



·        H. E. Hubert Knirsch: Greetings from the German Embassy in Tbilisi

11:00 - 11:05

·        Acad. David Gurgenidze: Welcome Speech

11:05 - 11:10

·        Christoph Urbschat: Enabling PV - Developing German-Georgian Solar Energy Projects

11:10 - 11:15

·        Giorgi Chikovani: GEDF pipeline of Solar and Renewable Energy Projects

11:15 - 11:25

·        Prof. Maia Melikidze: Renewable energy regulation in the context of structural market transition in Georgia

11:25 - 11:35

Presentation of Solar Microcontroller project for GSE and GNERC:

·        Prof. Gia Arabidze

11:35 - 11:45

·        Prof. Akaki Gigineishvili

11:45 - 11:50

·        Ucha Uchaneishvili: Prospects of GSE’s cooperation with GTU

11:50 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 12:10

·        Tornike Kazarashvili: Energy Generation and Share of Solar in Georgia

12:10 - 12:20

·        Shokhrukh Baratov: High quality Solar panel manufacturing in Georgia

12:20 - 12:30

·        Educational & solar installers programs:

·        Peter Möller: Eberhard Schoeck Foundation Projects

12:30 - 12:35

·        Selma Ulrichs: GIZ support in modernization of the Georgian VET system

12:35 - 12:45

Bolnisi DVV Educational Center Project Presentation:

·        Irakli Ubilava

12:45 - 12:50

·        Irma Zurabashvili

12:50 - 12:55

·        George Kekelidze: Closing Remarks

12:55 - 13:00