Moldova Energy and Biomass Project launched a series of final meetings with Project’s beneficiaries. The Project will organize public meetings in every district of the R. Moldova with managers of public institutions connected to biomass heating systems from the European funds, mayors of communities that switched to green energy, biofuel producers, and energy managers.
The Project experts will present the outcomes of Energy and Biomass Project activity in the country and in each district. In turn, the beneficiaries of biomass heating systems will share the success stories and lessons learnt in using locally produced energy. The beneficiaries will receive a roadmap with actions and relevant contact details, which will help them ensure proper operation of biomass heating systems.
The beneficiaries from Ştefan Vodă and Teleneşti districts met in October. The meeting calendar can be accessed under Events tab on www.biomasa.md.
Currently, 207 schools, kindergartens, community centers from all districts of the R. Moldova are connected to biomass heating systems. Switching to biomass-based heating has resulted in greater energy security and enhanced heating comforts in schools and kindergartens for 20,104 girls (48,26%) and 5,387 women (74,6%).
The beneficiary institutions were selected following a competitive selection process. Each selected community gets involved in the implementation process from the very beginning through the local project selection committees created in the target communities. The project fostered active participation of women in the decision making process at the local level which resulted in 1541 (79%) women representation in 186 Project Selection Committees.
Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, phase II, is a three year project implemented in 2015-2017. The total budget of the Project is 9,41 million Euro funded by the European Union and is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme. It is a continuation of Project’s Phase I implemented in 2011-2014, with a total budget of 14,56 million Euro, funded by the European Union (14 million Euro) and UNDP (560 000 Euro).