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Biomass in Public Institutions

The public institutions are among the main beneficiaries of the Energy and Biomass Project Moldova for a couple of reasons. First of all, schools, kindergartens, healthcare facilities or community centers every day host thousands of people who benefit from increased thermal comfort and better working conditions. Finally, the wider use of solid biomass encourages local fuel producers and contributes to the country’s energy independence. Last but not least, the government should be a role model and take the lead in promoting the best international practices in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector.

From 2011 to 2014 with the financial support of the Energy and Biomass Project modern biomass-fired heating systems were installed in 144 schools, kindergartens and rural community centers in all the districts across the country.

During the project’s second phase (2015-2017) one of the project priorities will be to install biomass-fired boilers in public institutions in small towns and villages, and to combine bioenergy technology with solar energy technology, in particular in kindergartens and healthcare centers.

Aggregated information about the biomass-fired heating systems installed with the financial support of the Energy and Biomass Project Moldova 2011-2014 (etapa I) is available here.

Aggregated information about the biomass-fired heating systems installed with the financial support of the Energy and Biomass Project Moldova 2015-2017 (etapa II) is available here.

Eligible Regions and Institutions

In the period of 2015-2017 the Energy and Biomass Project II will install biomass-fired boilers, with the EU support, in public institutions in:

  • small towns in the development regions North, Center and South
  • small towns and villages on the left bank of the Nistru River, TAU Gagauz-Yeri and Taraclia district

In total, 80 bioenergy heating systems will be installed with the EU support.

Moreover, solar water heating collectors will be installed in 21 of the beneficiary public entities, mainly in kindergartens and healthcare facilities.

Who will cover the installation costs of biomass-fired boilers and solar collectors?

  • Most of the expenses for installation of the heating systems will be covered by the EU funds provided through the Energy and Biomass Project.
  • The contribution of the rural communities will be at least 15% of the total investments.
  • The contribution of the small towns will be at least 20% of the total investments.

How to apply for the Energy and Biomass Project funding for the public sector?

The expert team of the Energy and Biomass Project will hold project outreach events in all the regions, district centers and small towns in Moldova for the local governments and managers of public institutions interested in using bioenergy and solar energy technologies in their communities/entities.

During these public events the project team will inform about the eligibility criteria to connect schools, kindergartens, community centers and other public institutions to biomass and solar energy systems with the EU support provided through the Energy and Biomass project.

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Pentru informaţii suplimentare contactaţi:

Tatiana Crăciun, specialistă în mobilizare comunitară

Tel: 022839987

Mail: tatiana.craciun@undp.org