The use of LEAP and simple muni-EIPMP tool for SEAP development and monitoring in Georgian municipalities






(This webinar took place on 4 October 2017. To watch the recording and download the presentation, please click HERE).

Advanced tools provide better quality data for municipal energy planning however they require significant efforts for data collection, processing and model operation. Simpler tools are cheaper to use and require less financial and human resources, but they generate less robust data, especially for more complex energy systems.

Anna Sikharulidze, Technical manager of the EC-LEDS project at the Sustainable Development Centre Remissia, will present the Georgian approach in using tools and methodologies for municipal energy planning in Georgia. For smaller municipalities, the Municipal GHG Emission Inventory, Projection and Mitigation Planning Tool (muni – EIPMP) was used, while the Tbilisi Energy Plan was developed by using the Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP). Anna will elaborate on the details of using these two tools for municipal energy planning and will present advantages and limitations of these two approaches.

The webinar will be held in English language, from 12:00 to 13:00 CET. Participation is for free and to register, please write an e-mail to

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About the presenter:

Anna Sikharulidze

Technical manager, EC-LEDS project, Sustainable Development Centre Remissia, Georgia

Anna is a modeler and decision support systems specialist with significant experience in application of complex energy system models for advising energy and greenhouse gas emissions(GHG) mitigation policy, both at national and local levels. Currently, she works with the NGO Sustainable Development Centre Remissia as technical manager for the USAID funded “Enhancing Capacity for Low Emissions Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) /Clean Energy Program”, leading the development of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and/or monitoring and implementation reports for 10 municipalities in Georgia — aiming to support them to fulfil their obligation towards Covenant of Mayors. Anna has a PhD in decision support systems and 11 years of experience in teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate levels at Tbilisi State University.