The Sustainable Energy Information
Centre (SEIC) opened on 22 April 2016, in Tbilisi with the participation of Mr.
Ilia Elosvhili, Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr. David Narmania, Tbilisi’s Mayor
and Mr. Wolfgang Lutz, INOGATE Leader of the Sustainable Energy team and other
official and civil Society representatives.
The Georgian centre, housed in
the main hall of the Tbilisi City Hall, is an extension of the City Hall
services already being provided. It is a place to spread the word on
sustainable energy, helping the public make small, affordable investments in
energy efficiency. Through greater awareness of energy efficiency, consumers
are empowered to make informed choices to save themselves money and help
increase their country’s energy security.
The main targets are citizens,
business people, the staff of Tbilisi City Hall and school children. The
Tbilisi City Hall welcomes in its building an average of 1,600 visitors daily
and the centre aims to reach at least 10% of these, directly face-to-face.
Conservatively speaking the Centre will engage with over 40,000 visitors
Mr. Xavier Dubuisson, who has
worked with INOGATE to initiate Sustainable Energy Information Centres in
Chisinau (Moldova) and Tbilisi, sees their role as “empowering citizens to reap
the benefits of energy efficiency, environmental protection and energy
security, for themselves as well as for their country.”
For more information you can
access the following link: “Inauguration of the Sustainable Energy Information
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“Saving energy at home: a ‘how to’
centre for sustainable energy”