The Public Housing Enterprise (PHE) to co-finance AER intervention in Prishtina
Today, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) signed a co-funding agreement with Prishtina Public Housing Enterprise (PHE) and the Residents’ Council of ‘SOLITERAT’.
Upon this agreement, Prishtina PHE and the residents commit to co-finance the implementation of energy efficiency measures in the selected multi apartment buildings – ‘Soliterat’, Ulpiana, as part of the Apartment Building Energy Retrofits (AER).
Petrit Selimi, MFK CEO, thanked Prishtina PHE for ongoing positive and effective communication with residents during the implementation period of efficiency measures in the selected apartments building, whereas, Hajdar Hoxha, PHE CEO, expressed his gratitude towards the support of MFK and MCC for the project, as well as walked the representatives from the residents council through the process of this intervention.
The multi-family apartment buildings, among the oldest in the city, ‘Soliterat’ in Prishtina, have already begun renovation with energy efficiency measures earlier this year, aiming to reduce energy consumption, safer and healthier community, as well as increase awareness of energy-saving measures and their long-lasting benefits.
Earlier last year, MFK signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Municipality of Prishtina, where the latter expressed the willingness to co-fund the implementation of measures related to Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofit (AER) in selected MABs and principles and procedures were set to improve energy efficiency measures in the residential sector while taking proactive steps in providing technical assistance and financial support to make homes in Prishtina more energy efficient.
As part of SEEK Program, through AER activity, MFK and MCC have provided grants to apartment communities in six selected municipalities to implement energy efficiency upgrades to common areas and the thermal envelope.
Millennium Foundation Kosovo is an accountable entity responsible for the implementation of the $49 million Threshold agreement, signed by the Republic of Kosovo and MCC in 2017. MFK’s mission statement calls for accelerating Kosovo’s transition to energy independence and good governance. The Kosovo Threshold Program addresses two key constraints to Kosovo’s economic growth: an unreliable supply of electricity; and real and perceived weakness in rule of law, government accountability, and transparency.