9 december, Chisinau - For 7 consecutive years the winners of the Moldova Eco Energetica contest were awarded for best ideas, technologies and eco responsible initiatives. 35 projects were enrolled in the Moldova Eco Energetica competition, among them: wind farms, kindergartens, equipped with the most modern technologies of green energy and energy efficiency, private households with zero energy consumption etc.
“Since 2011 Moldova Eco Energetica is the most significant instrument of changing the energy consumption pattern: focused on energy efficiency, renewables and sustainable development of our society. For the Government of the Republic of Moldova, this engagement becomes a national priority for the Agenda 2020. The impressive results achieved so far are a result of fruitful cooperation with our development partners but also local entrepreneurs. I am happy to be here to award the champions of green energy which help us to promote the eco-friendly technologies by their enthusiasm and own example”, said Vitalie Iurcu, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure.
12 finalists - individuals, businesses, public institutions, NGOs have been nominated as winners of the 2017 edition:
• The Best Photovoltaic & Geothermal Energy Project: Gheorghe Cimbir, Chisinau
• The Best Wind Project: Irarom - Grup
• The Best Combined Project: Kindergarten “Povestea”, Nisporeni
• The Best Bioenergy Project: Kindergarten, Sestaci village, Soldanesti district
• The Best Energy Efficiency Project:
o Buildings sector: Association of co-owners in condominium ACC51/417
o Public sector: Kindergarten “Doremici”, Calarasi district
• The Best Youth Initiative: Nicoleta Betivu, Valeria Grosul, Nicolae Spanu, Chiscareni village, Sangerei district
• The Best Educational Initiative: School, Nicoreni village, Drochia district
• The Best Communications Initiative: Termoelectrica
o Orange Moldova
o Gheorghe Olaru, Chisinau
o Nicoleta Betivu, Valeria Grosul, Nicolae Spanu, Chiscareni village, Sangerei district
“The EU provides support to the Energy sector in the Republic of Moldova in order to increase the level of Energy security of the country and at the same time offer cleaner and cheaper energy for the Moldovan citizens. The work we are doing together in the Energy sector has already delivered visible and tangible benefits to the lives of Moldovan citizens, for example in providing affordable renewable heating to kindergartens and schools", stated Aneil Singh, Head of Cooperation within European Union Delegation.
The applications were reviewed in three stages: Panel assessment, Field visits and Coordination Council decision.
“The Moldova Eco-Energetica Competition is an excellent platform to share and acknowledge the best achievements in advancing renewable energy projects and initiatives in the country. I am honored to award two great initiatives today, developed and advanced by some very bright and talented young people. I am deeply impressed by your knowledge of and passion for green energy, which also makes you responsible citizens of this country and our planet”, said Stefan Liller, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative.
The award ceremony of the best eco ideas, technologies and stories is the culmination of the Moldova Eco-Energetica Days held from 6 to 8 December. During these days, independent experts from Moldova and abroad, government authorities, academics, representatives of business sector discussed about current renewables and energy efficiency promotion, presented new eco initiatives ideas and investments in Moldovan energy sector development, and designed plans for the upcoming years. Also an exhibition of the most modern energy efficient technologies and manufactures from Moldova were presented.
Moldova Eco-Energetica Days are organized by the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, Agency for Energy Efficiency, and the Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.
The partners of the Moldova Eco-Energetica 2017 are the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Moldovan Businessmen Association, Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organization, United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Start Up “Energy Transition”.
More information is available on www.mee.md