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€1.7m for renewable and efficient energy

16 March 2015
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The Habitat for Humanity Armenia, in partnership with the Vayk and Spitak municipalities, began on 12 March 2015 the implementation of the EU-funded project called “Access to renewable and efficient energy in the municipalities of Vayk and Spitak”.
The aim of the project is to support the Spitak and Vayk municipalities by developing and testing replicable models to save energy through the use of efficient measures and renewable sources in residential and public buildings; these models will be incorporated into their sustainable energy action plans required under the Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is a European cooperation movement involving local and regional authorities. Signatories voluntarily commit to increasing energy efficiency and using of renewable energy sources on their territories. Yerevan joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2014.
H.E. Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, spoke about the Covenant of Mayors before moving on to the project: ‘This project has interesting characteristics and a confident approach; it uses various tools, from energy efficiency to renewable and complimentary sources of energy. It targets various members of the community to achieve results and objectives in the most attractive way. I am confident that, with the European Union’s support provided to the communities of Vayk and Spitak, this demonstration project will be a great opportunity for other municipalities and other cities to pave the way for sustainable development in energy action planning and the consequent implementation and promotion of energy efficiency and environmental development across all of Armenia’.
ARS_3304Hayk Harutyunyan, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, also spoke at the opening ceremony of the project: ‘We are very happy that Vayk and Spitak also signed the Covenant of Mayors, and we hope that other cities will also join them. One day, all the cities will sign the Covenant. This project is very important for Armenian economic competitiveness and sustainable development. We have many state programmes and strategies for economic development, but, without this kind of municipal project, we will not be able to realise them’.
Energy-saving and -efficiency measures will be implemented within the framework of the project, such as upgrades and new insulation of roofs, doors, windows and building envelopes in 45 residential buildings – 27 in Spitak and 18 in Vayk and the Vayk House of Culture. 145 photovoltaic solar panels will be installed to address lighting system upgrades for the entrances, staircases and courtyards of selected residential buildings.
The total budget of the project called “Access to renewable and efficient energy in the municipalities of Vayk and Spitak” is € 1,700,000. The EU’s contribution is € 1,350,000.

€1.7m for renewable and efficient energy

The Habitat for Humanity Armenia, in partnership with the Vayk and Spitak municipalities, began on 12 March 2015 the implementation of the EU-funded project called “Access to renewable and efficient energy in the municipalities of Vayk and Spitak”. The aim of the project is to support the Spitak and Vayk municipalities by developing and testing replicable models to save energy through the use of efficient measures and renewable sources in residential and public buildings; these models will be incorporated into their sustainable energy action plans required under the Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is a European cooperation movement involving local and regional authorities. Signatories voluntarily commit to increasing energy efficiency and using of renewable energy sources on their territories. Yerevan joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2014. H.E. Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, spoke about the Covenant of Mayors before moving on to the project: ‘This project has interesting characteristics and a confident approach; it uses various tools, from energy efficiency to renewable and complimentary sources of energy. It targets various members of the community to achieve results and objectives in the most attractive way. I am confident that, with the European Union’s support provided to the communities of Vayk and Spitak, this demonstration project will be a great opportunity for other municipalities and other cities to pave the way for sustainable development in energy action planning and the consequent implementation and promotion of energy efficiency and environmental development across all of Armenia’. ARS_3304Hayk Harutyunyan, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, also spoke at the opening ceremony of the project: ‘We are very happy that Vayk and Spitak also signed the Covenant of Mayors, and we hope that other cities will also join them. One day, all the cities will sign the Covenant. This project is very important for Armenian economic competitiveness and sustainable development. We have many state programmes and strategies for economic development, but, without this kind of municipal project, we will not be able to realise them’. Energy-saving and -efficiency measures will be implemented within the framework of the project, such as upgrades and new insulation of roofs, doors, windows and building envelopes in 45 residential buildings – 27 in Spitak and 18 in Vayk and the Vayk House of Culture. 145 photovoltaic solar panels will be installed to address lighting system upgrades for the entrances, staircases and courtyards of selected residential buildings. The total budget of the project called “Access to renewable and efficient energy in the municipalities of Vayk and Spitak” is € 1,700,000. The EU’s contribution is € 1,350,000.