Iconic ‘Soliterat’ in Prishtina to be Retrofitted as Part of AER Activity
Today, the Millennium Foundation Kosovo (MFK) and the Municipality of Prishtina formally agreed to co-finance the retrofitting of the selected multi-family apartment buildings in Prishtina, as part of AER Activity – Apartment Building Energy Retrofits.
Upon signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), MFK CEO Petrit Selimi and Mayor of Prishtina Shpend Ahmeti formalized cooperation on the implementation of AER and set principles and procedures 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.
The multi-family apartment buildings ‘Soliterat’ in Prishtina, among the oldest in the city, have been selected to be renovated with energy efficiency measures in a project led by the World Bank. This investment is made possible by joint efforts between MFK and the Municipality of Prishtina, as well as with a minimal financial participation of the residents. It is expected to reduce the consumption of electricity for heating as well as increase consumer awareness of energy-saving measures and their long-lasting benefits.
Petrit Selimi, MFK CEO, commented on the investment from MCC to improve the energy efficiency through retrofitting the iconic apartment building in Ulpiana, Prishtina. “Our aim is to pilot methods to lower household energy use and raise awareness on the importance of energy efficiency measures and the benefits of such investments” Mr. Selimi added.
Shpend Ahmeti, Mayor of Prishtina, expressed his appreciation towards MFK and MCC for supporting this project of € 1,758,085.55. “This investment will significantly reduce the use of the electricity in the households, as well as will improve the air quality in the capital”, the Mayor added.
SEEK is an activity valued at over 20 million euro, and is part of “Reliable Energy Landscape Project” (RELP), supported by Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and implemented by the MFK. Its overarching objective is to reduce the gap between energy demand and supply through three main intervention packages: Household Efficiency Retrofits (HER); Apartment Building Efficiency Retrofits (AER), and Women Energy Entrepreneur (WEE) Programs.