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INOGATE & Energy standards

Standards enable access to markets and build trust, ensure good practice, increase competitiveness, protect consumers, improve efficiency and reduce risk. They enable technology transfer among countries. Standards should work together with the policies and regulations of companies, countries and regions. Where they are incompatible, consensus-building is essential to adopt and accept standards.

The lack of harmonisation of codes and practices in the electricity and gas sector are major obstacles to the convergence of energy markets between the EU and INOGATE Partner Countries (PCs). The old Soviet system, based on GOST standards, is being replaced by a new, voluntary system of standards which will reflect more fully the national standards of a country as used by its industry and its various stakeholders. Harmonisation with EU and International standards requires the adoption of new standards, amendment of existing technical regulations and development of new secondary legislation.

Since 2008, INOGATE has facilitated the adoption of 12 Euro-Asian Standardization Council (EASC) Inter-State gas standards by INOGATE PCs; they were based on translated EU and International standards. In addition to these Inter-State standards, EASC also provided the PCs with 100 translations of standards previosuly carried out by the INOGATE project. These standards are at different stages of adoption and readiness in PCs and are slowly being included as part of the National Standardisation Programmes for their adoption as national standards.

To prepare countries for this step, a series of seminars, conferences and study tours have been organised to familiarise PC delegates involved in standardization with how EU standardization systems work, the international bodies responsible for standardization (ISO, CEN/CENELEC, BSI) and important private companies that establish standards for industry around the world. INOGATE is supporting the establishment of technical committees on gas and electricity for the sustainable and effective harmonisation of specific standards in each INOGATE Partner Country.

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INOGATE sums up 20 years of activity at final high-level conference
14/04/2016 - Brussels, Belgium

Ministers, deputy-ministers and other high-ranking officials from INOGATE Partner Countries (PCs), Directors-General from the European Commission and European representatives of international financial organisations, energy agencies, the private s... Read more

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Accessibility and implementation of international technical regulations and standards in the oil and gas sectors in Georgia (Workshop)
12/04/2016 - Tbilisi, Georgia

The fundamental European standards have already been adopted by some countries in the INOGATE region. However, its implementation is delayed due to the inaccessibility of the secondary documents, i.e. technical regulations and standards of the ... Read more

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INOGATE & Energy standards

Activity Title ▾ Date ▴▾ Status ▴▾ Location Type
PPF Project Fiches 01/06/2010 - 18/01/2012 Completed Country Requests (AHEFS)
Reports and Studies
Event
Participation of INOGATE Country Coordinators in the Eastern Partnership 3rd Platform Meeting - Belgium 23/10/2014 - 23/10/2014 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Other Event
Meeting of the INOGATE Country Coordinators and Working Group Members 18-19 May 2011 18/05/2011 - 19/05/2011 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Meeting of the INOGATE Country Coordinators and Working Group Members 13-14 December 2011 13/12/2011 - 14/12/2011 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Meeting of INOGATE Country Coordinators and Working Groups, Brussels, 18-19 May 2010 18/05/2010 - 19/05/2010 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Meeting of INOGATE Country Coordinators and Working Group 3 - Brussels, 15th October 2009 15/10/2009 - 15/10/2009 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Local information event in Tajikistan 20/11/2007 - 20/11/2007 Completed Dushanbe (Tajikistan) Event
Information Event
Local information event in Moldova 30/10/2007 - 30/10/2007 Completed Chisinau (Moldova) Information Event
Event
Local information event in Kyrgyzstan 22/11/2007 - 22/11/2007 Completed Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) Event
Information Event
Local information event in Kazakhstan 04/12/2007 - 04/12/2007 Completed Astana (Kazakhstan) Event
Information Event
Local information event in Belarus 06/12/2007 - 06/12/2007 Completed Minsk (Belarus) Information Event
Local information event in Azerbaijan 23/10/2007 - 23/10/2007 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
Information Event
Local Information Event - INOGATE as a successful EU energy cooperation programme: achievements in Kazakhstan and way forward in 2014, 18 June 2014 - Astana, Kazakhstan 18/06/2014 - 18/06/2014 Completed Astana (Kazakhstan) Information Event
ITS Reports 25/01/2014 - 25/01/2014 Completed Reports and Studies
ITS Activity Completion Reports (ACR) 06/06/2016 - 07/06/2016 Completed Other Event
Reports and Studies
International and European Methodologies for Harmonisation of Low and High Voltage Legislation 29/09/2010 - 06/10/2010 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Inter-regional meeting # 4 of the project “Harmonisation of gas and oil technical standards and practices in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus” 15/11/2010 - 16/11/2010 Completed Kiev (Ukraine) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Final Conference on “EU Energy Cooperation with Eastern Neighborhood and Central Asia” 17/03/2016 - 17/03/2016 Completed Brussels (Belgium) INOGATE Meetings
Event
INOGATE Web Portal 15/02/2009 - 14/02/2012 Ongoing Publications
Multi-Annual Report 2012-2014 18/06/2015 - 18/06/2015 Completed Reports and Studies
Publications
INOGATE Newsletter 14/12/2012 - 31/01/2015 Completed Publications
Publications
INOGATE Local Information Events 16/02/2009 - 14/02/2012 Ongoing Astana (Kazakhstan) Event
Information Event
INOGATE Local Information event for Azerbaijan 17/07/2014 - 17/07/2014 Completed Baku (Azerbaijan) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Comp C: Capacity strengthening of the SWMCG by introducing applicable methods for assessing landfill gas potential at the existing dumpsites in Georgia (AHEF.GEO.096) 20/11/2014 - 25/11/2014 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Training Course
Country Requests (AHEFS)
INOGATE Country Coordinators and Country Experts informal meeting 27/04/2015 - 28/04/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) INOGATE Meetings

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