Georgia: Target Group Analysis for the Project "Energy Efficiency Measures and Approach to EU Energy Efficiency Standards in Georgia"
This pilot project focused on the implementation of innovative energy efficiency measures in selected public buildings in Batumi. The project intended to assist to prepare a nationwide energy efficiency project and to create an appropriate legal and regulatory framework. The aim of the short-term expert employment was to determine whether (i) the potential future project agencies are able to properly implement and operate the investments of the Financial Cooperation project and whether (ii) the target group can handle the new goods and services properly, so that the development effects of the project can evolve in a satisfactory manner.
MACS was tasked with the Baseline and actual value comparison of the project executing agency (City of Batumi) regarding capacity and willingness to carry out investments in social infrastructure, and the target group (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy) regarding capacity and willingness to support of the regulatory process to increase energy efficiency as well as the analysis in how far the Municipal Development Fund can be integrated into the project.