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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
Accessibility and implementation of international technical regulations and standards in the oil and gas sectors in Georgia (Workshop) (CWP 04.GE) 22/03/2016 - 22/03/2016 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Working Group Meeting 27-28 April 2009 27/04/2009 - 28/04/2009 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Translation of 3rd Energy Package of EU Directives 30/11/2011 - 14/02/2012 Completed Publications
Reports and Studies
Training seminars on European and International methodologies for harmonisation of high and low voltage standards for the electric sector 23/06/2010 - 30/06/2010 Completed Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Training on oil & gas metrology 06/10/2010 - 08/10/2010 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Training Course
Textbooks 30/09/2011 - 31/12/2011 Ongoing Publications
Reports and Studies
Success stories 17/03/2016 - 17/04/2016 Completed Publications
Study visit 17/01/2011 - 21/01/2011 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Study visits
Study tour of the project “Harmonisation of gas and oil technical standards and practices in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus” 15/09/2010 - 19/09/2010 Completed Bonn (Germany) Event
Study visits
Status Report 2011 30/11/2012 - 30/11/2013 Completed Publications
Reports and Studies
SEMISE Methodological Approaches 18/01/2009 - 18/01/2012 Completed Reports and Studies
SEMISE Case Stories 18/01/2009 - 18/01/2012 Completed Reports and Studies
Country Requests (AHEFS)
Event
Seminar and Study Tour on gas metering stations and data recording, 17-19 June, Vilnius, Lithuania 17/06/2014 - 19/06/2014 Completed Vilnius (Lithuania) Seminars & Workshops
Training Course
Study visits
Second Technical Group Meeting 19/10/2010 - 19/10/2010 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
INOGATE Meetings
Rules of connection to electricity and gas distribution networks (AHEF 064.AM) 16/03/2014 - 16/03/2014 Completed Yerevan (Armenia) Country Requests (AHEFS)
Event
Regional Workshop on Gas Infrastructure and European standard EN1594:2013 20/10/2015 - 22/10/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Georgia: Regional Workshop on “Gas infrastructure. Pipelines for maximum operating pressure over 16 bar. Functional requirements” 20/10/2015 - 22/10/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Seminars & Workshops
Recruitment of Network of Experts 21/03/2012 - 06/04/2012 Completed Publications
EU: IEA / INOGATE Energy Policy Review of countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia - launch of the compendium publication in Brussels 13/04/2015 - 13/04/2015 Completed Brussels (Belgium) Event
Information Event
EASTERN EUROPE: IEA / INOGATE Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Energy Policy Review publication launch event 15/04/2015 - 15/04/2015 Completed Chisinau (Moldova) Event
Information Event
CAUCASUS: IEA / INOGATE Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Energy Policy Review publication launch event 17/04/2015 - 17/04/2015 Completed Tbilisi (Georgia) Event
Information Event
CENTRAL ASIA: IEA / INOGATE Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia Energy Policy Review publication launch event 24/04/2015 - 24/04/2015 Completed Astana (Kazakhstan) Event
Information Event
Preparation of INOGATE Work Programmes 16/02/2009 - 14/02/2012 Ongoing Reports and Studies
Preparation of INOGATE Project Synopses 31/12/2009 - 31/12/2009 Completed Reports and Studies
Preparation of INOGATE Country Leaflets 01/06/2011 - 14/02/2012 Ongoing Publications

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