20 successful Energy Efficiency and Renewable Initiatives have been rewarded today at Moldova Eco-Energetica Ceremony

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20 successful initiatives advocating renewables and energy efficiency have been rewarded at Moldova Eco-Energetica Ceremony, 2015 Edition – an event conducted at “Mihai Eminescu” Theatre. More than 400 invitees, including representatives of the country’s top Officials, Ministers, Ambassadors, Representatives of International Organisations, Private Sector, Academia and Civil Society attended this event.

”Since its First Edition and up until now we realised that the idea of advocating for energy efficiency and renewables has succeeded. I mean the increased interest of entrepreneurs in cost-effective and innovative businesses in the field of renewables. This edition brought more successful and increased quality of applications. As of 2012, when Moldova Eco-Energetica Contest was launched and by now some 200 energy efficiency and renewables projects were presented, of which 65 projects have been awarded “, Stephane Bride, Deputy Prime Minister, Economy Minister, stated.

Those 76 applications for Moldova Eco Energetica Contest, 2015 Edition, competed under three Awarding Sections: Best Eco Success Story, Idea and Technology. The applications were made by activists, public organizations, private companies, media and NGOs. The applications were reviewed in three stages: (1) Panel Assessment; (2) Field visits for verification purposes; and (3) Coordination Council decision.

20 finalists – persons, enterprises, public organisations, and NGOs have been designated as winners of the 2015 Edition:
ECO STORIES
• Best Solar Energy Project:
o Photovoltaic: International Management Institute Nova, Chisinau Municipality;
o Thermal: Kindergarten „Tereza Sobolevschi”, Ungheni Town.
• Best Geothermal Energy Project: Fidesco SRL, Chisinau Municipality.
• Best Bioenergy Project:
o Solid biofuels: Vogoenerg SRL, Orhei Town;
o Heat production: Natur Bravo SA, Floresti.
• Best Energy Efficiency Project:
o Construction/Building Sector: Stefancu-Com SRL, Chisinau;
o Energy Sector: Termoelectrica SA;
o Public Sector: National Opera and Ballet Theatre “Maria Biesu”.
• Best Communication Initiative: www.ecoportal.md
• Best Educational Initiative: Nicolae Spânu, Chiscareni Village, Sangerei District.
• Best Youth Initiative: Dorin Prisăcaru, Chiscareni Village, Sangerei District.
ECO TECHNOLOGIES
o Аndra Еleсtrо Service SRL;
o Eco Tronex;
o Meldava Grup SRL;
o Ecolibri.
ECO IDEAS
o Orange Moldova SA;
o Gazproiect S.A.;
o Group of Companies LE2C;
o Elteprod SRL;
o Proemisa SRL;
o Interactiv SA;
o Habsev Grup SRL.

Pirkka Tapiola, EU Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, mentioned: “All the work we are doing together in the Energy sector to improve the lives of Moldovan citizens can only become a success with the engagement of all actors, on the one hand consumers showing interest in improving the way they consume energy and on the other hand energy operators, entrepreneurs like you, coming with ideas and initiatives to support this process.

So far, Moldova Eco-Energetica is the largest competition to reward the most successful renewable and energy efficiency initiatives. Moldova Eco-Energetica Award Ceremony shall culminate the range of events unrolled through the Eco-Energy Week.

”True reforms materialise when the People, the Private Sector and the Civil Society launch initiatives intended to supplement the Government endeavours aimed at reforming the Energy Sector. The Successful Stories we shall award tonight represent an impressive token of evidence of such joint efforts. I would like to congratulate and thank the Winners who have made the change in their houses, institutions, and communities by having switched to renewable energy and enhanced the energy efficiency of buildings, who advocate a healthy life-style and inspire the others to live in harmony with Mother-Nature”, Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, said.

Moldova Eco Energetica is organised by the Energy Efficiency Agency in partnership with Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, financed by the European Union, and implemented by UNDP Moldova. The next Edition, Moldova Eco-Energetica 2016, will be launched on 5th of March.