Duration: 2023 – 2024
Geographic area: Tbilisi
Implemented by: CENN
Donor: European Union and KfW development bank
Information and Awareness-Raising Campaign on Energy Efficiency in Tbilisi is a part of the “Technical Assistance Project in Support of the Georgian Energy Sector Reform Programme (GESRP)”, implemented by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, with the support of the European Union and KfW development bank and in partnership with the German independent energy consulting company GOPA intec.
The objectives of the campaign are to (1) Enhance awareness of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, (2) Increase awareness and broaden the understanding and knowledge of the public about Energy Efficiency in Georgia and the Georgian Energy Sector reforms, (3) Promote EU Energy Policies, and (4) Advertise project campaigns, events, and competitions.
Strengthening Educational System/Youth Development
CENN led the start-up of the Schools Campaign with support from Energy Cities.
The campaign started in March 2023 and aimed at raising awareness and changing behaviour among students and teachers about energy efficiency. As part of the campaign, training on energy efficiency and renewable energy for students and teachers was organised, audits to improve energy and water performance were conducted, and a 3-month campaign was planned to reduce energy and water consumption in schools with local and international experts.
In total, 10 Tbilisi schools were involved in the campaign, covering more than 150 students and 15 teachers. After the end of the campaign, all students and teachers were awarded participation certificates, and 3 schools with the best campaigns cash vouchers from the GESRP project.
Winning schools of the competition are:
- School “Dea” (2,000 EUR)
- Tbilisi Public School #169 (1,500 EUR)
- Tbilisi Public School #106 (1,000 EUR)
Other schools participating in the competition are:
- Tbilisi #71 public school
- Cervantes Gymnasium “Aia-Gess”
- Vladimir Komarov Tbilisi Physics-Mathematics Public School #199
- Galaktion Tabidze public school #51 of the city of Tbilisi
- Private school “Jejili”
- Tbilisi Public school #178
- Tbilisi #177 public school
Circular economy and resource efficiency
The project aims to encourage Georgia’s development of a green economy, promote energy efficiency and raise public awareness of alternative and renewable energy. To do so, different kinds of events are conducted within the initiative, offering exhibitions of energy-efficient technologies, educational seminars and different entertainment programmes.
The project gathered 14 companies to present their energy-efficient and renewable technologies at the booths in Dedaena Park. Products and services displayed within the exhibition covered solar panels, e-mobiles, EE stoves, briquettes, consulting services and granting opportunities.