EU helps Moldovan school and kindergarten switch to biomass heating

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The FINANCIAL — The EU-funded Energy and Biomass Project has helped a school in Brătuleni, in the Moldovan district of Nisporeni, to install a biomass heating plant.

This year, the local kindergarten will also be provided with biomass heating equipment and hot water produced by solar collectors, according to EU Neighbours East Info.

“Now we heat the entire school building, that is over 2,000 square metres”, the school’s Director Ludmila Jicol explained. “Before, in an attempt to make savings, we did not heat the corridors, the library, the festivities hall or various other rooms.”

“As a result of using the locally produced renewable energy, the community and the region are developing. The money paid for the biofuel remains in our country and helps it to develop step by step. The investments made by the European Union in the installation of the environment-friendly heating systems helped us to make this change. Thanks to the European funds, the school and the kindergarten have become energy independent,” said Mayor Nicolae Chercheja.

The District Council of Nisporeni has now decided to install biomass heating plants in four other communities within a public-private partnership. To this end, the District Council has launched a competition to select the private partner that will install the new biomass boilers in the schools and take over the management of the three heating plants already operating in schools in Brătuleni, Soltănești and Vărzărești.

Brătuleni is one of the 235 beneficiary communities in which biomass heating systems are being installed with the financial support of the European Union. 187 systems have already been installed through the Energy and Biomass Project and 40 others are currently under construction.

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