PROCUREMENT LAUNCHED FOR ULPIANA TOWERS
Millennium Foundation Kosovo launched its last procurement for energy efficiency measures for old multi-apartment buildings, as part of Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofits (AER) activity.
The multi-family apartment buildings, among the oldest in the city, ‘Soliterat’ in Prishtina, which have been identified through a process led by the World Bank, will begin renovation with energy efficiency measures this spring, thus leading to reduced energy consumption, safer and healthier community, as well as increased awareness of energy-saving measures and their long-lasting benefits.
As electricity (accounting for up to 75.43%) and electricity systems (80.63%) are the main contributors for covering space heating demand for MABs in Kosovo, energy efficiency measures are significantly cost-effective and energy-efficient. Only by applying the energy efficiency measures on the external walls, can result in around 30% of energy-saving potential, SEEK Market Study, conducted by MFK Implementing Partner, GFA, reports.
This investment is made possible by Millennium Foundation Kosovo and the Municipality of Prishtina, following the formal agreement among two parties, to co-finance the renovation of Ulpiana towers in Prishtina, while also agreeing in 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 are providing 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.