Development of Renewable Energy Sources in Navahrudak District – Road map for Ecological Clean Area

About of project:

Project Period: 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2018

Budget: € 600,597.6; EU contribution - € 540,397.6

Implementing Agency: Navahrudak District Executive Committee

Location: Navahrudak District

Description

Navahrudak, the second Belarusian city after Polack to join the Covenant of Mayors in 2012, undertook commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent by 2020. A number of energy efficiency programs and programs on introduction of renewable energy sources have been implemented in the region.

Goal: Assist the regional executive authorities and local community to develop their accumulated experience in introducing renewable energy sources, which will help reduce the burden on ecology in the district.

Intermediate Outcomes: The Project envisages the development of six feasibility studies (FS) to be used as proposals for prospective investors. A feasibility study of the renovation of a boiler plant in Navahrudak has been accomplished so far; it provides for the installation of local fuel-fired equipment.

The pilot project on the renovation of the hot water supply system in the Navahrudak Regional Hospital will serve as an example of green technology distribution in the region. It provides for the installation of heat pumps, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels.

A training and counselling center for schoolchildren and teachers will be established in the Navahrudak State Agricultural College to hold classes on energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Syllabi for the new renewable energy speciality, which will be introduced in the college soon, are being developed under the Project.

A renewable energy development strategy until 2020 and a road map will be designed in Navahrudak District based on the analysis of the energy situation carried out under the Project. These documents would allow the local authorities to schedule a phased project implementation, taking into account funding from various sources.

Points of Contact: Vladimir Kouzmitch, Project Manager

+375 159 74 36 99 (Project Office), +375 29 611 07 35, kouzmitchv@yandex.ru

Natalia Matsko, Project Office Manager

+375 159 74 36 99 (Project Office), +375 29 583 009, novreenergy@gmail.ru