Inception Workshop - 2005-09-28
The project objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector.
As an ecological project of global environmental significance, the project is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which is the financing mechanism of the Climate Change Convention.
As an area of GHG emissions reduction is selected municipal heat and hot water supply system, which at present is almost collapsed and, as a result, the energy efficiency is very low.
The Project highlights the issue of developing a mechanism to raise the awareness and participation of the apartment owners in organizing and improving the efficiency and quality of the heat and hot water supply services as under the existing market relations the role of apartment owners is of decisive importance in interrelations between heat suppliers and consumers. Hence, the development of energy efficient and affordable heat and hot water supply services depends on their readiness and how effectively they are organized.
In addition, it is supposed, that during its implementation the project activities will follow on the direction of involving other new stakeholders, donors and leverage financing for advancing and ensuring sustainable development and continuous bases for rehabilitation of heat and hot water supply system in Armenia. The Project also supposes the implementation of pilot projects with the application of modern heating technologies.
The next important issue is the promotion of local heat equipment producers and support in introduction of certification system.
The project has as its objective also to support in heat supply sector development by encouraging heat production co-generation and renewable energy technologies.
It worth to emphasize, that the Kyoto Protocol entry into force opens new perspectives for leveraging additional resources to the heating sector through Clean Development Mechanism of the mentioned Protocol.
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