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EU for energy in Armenia

16 December 2019

On 30 November, the EU Ambassador to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin participated in the closing ceremony of the EU-funded “Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project, implemented by Habitat Armenia in partnership with Spitak and Vayk Municipalities.

The Ambassador highlighted the importance of energy-efficiency activities in Armenia: “This is an important event. In March the EU launched a High-Level Energy Efficiency Initiative to deliver on reforms and increase energy-efficiency capacity. Political engagement at the highest level is needed to make this a success, to reduce energy consumption, to improve citizens’ health and living standards and combat climate change. Increased awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency by decision makers is key. We all understand it is high time we engaged in this direction. Armenia is moving forward on its sustainable energy pathway with strong support from the EU; we are actively collaborating with the Government and all stakeholders”.

Since December 2014 the Habitat for Humanity Armenia Foundation has been implementing the “Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project with the financial support of the EU. The main purpose of the project was to assist the municipalities of Spitak and Vayk to develop and test energy-saving models through energy-efficiency measures and the use of solar energy in public and residential buildings. During the project, detailed energy audits in 16 residential buildings and Vayk Culture House were carried out; studies into building maintenance services, energy-efficiency awareness, and residents’ willingness to participate in the project were carried out in 45 residential buildings; technical assessments and evaluations were undertaken in 57 residential buildings. All these studies have shown that residential and public buildings in Vayk and Spitak did not meet current energy-efficiency standards. In total, energy-efficiency improvements were carried out in 45 residential buildings (12 in Vayk, 33 in Spitak) and in 2 public buildings (Vayk Culture House and Spitak Nursery #2). The total project budget was €1,687,539, of which the European Union contribution was €1,350,000.

EU for energy in Armenia

On 30 November, the EU Ambassador to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin participated in the closing ceremony of the EU-funded “Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project, implemented by Habitat Armenia in partnership with Spitak and Vayk Municipalities. The Ambassador highlighted the importance of energy-efficiency activities in Armenia: “This is an important event. In March the EU launched a High-Level Energy Efficiency Initiative to deliver on reforms and increase energy-efficiency capacity. Political engagement at the highest level is needed to make this a success, to reduce energy consumption, to improve citizens’ health and living standards and combat climate change. Increased awareness of the benefits of energy efficiency by decision makers is key. We all understand it is high time we engaged in this direction. Armenia is moving forward on its sustainable energy pathway with strong support from the EU; we are actively collaborating with the Government and all stakeholders”. Since December 2014 the Habitat for Humanity Armenia Foundation has been implementing the “Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak” project with the financial support of the EU. The main purpose of the project was to assist the municipalities of Spitak and Vayk to develop and test energy-saving models through energy-efficiency measures and the use of solar energy in public and residential buildings. During the project, detailed energy audits in 16 residential buildings and Vayk Culture House were carried out; studies into building maintenance services, energy-efficiency awareness, and residents' willingness to participate in the project were carried out in 45 residential buildings; technical assessments and evaluations were undertaken in 57 residential buildings. All these studies have shown that residential and public buildings in Vayk and Spitak did not meet current energy-efficiency standards. In total, energy-efficiency improvements were carried out in 45 residential buildings (12 in Vayk, 33 in Spitak) and in 2 public buildings (Vayk Culture House and Spitak Nursery #2). The total project budget was €1,687,539, of which the European Union contribution was €1,350,000.