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A special effort for renewable energy in Kosovo

The Royal Norwegian Society for Development has long experience working with renewable energy, while Kosovo possesses good and largely unused natural resources. In collaboration with the authorities in Kosovo, the Royal Norwegian Society for Development has established a demonstration plant and a knowledge centre for firewood, solar energy and wind power.

Project background

Kosovo had little experiences in utilizing  renewable energy, and the country’s electricity supply was to a great degree based on oil and coal. Kosovo has extremely good natural prerequisites for exploiting both sun and firewood as sources of renewable energy. The country has twice the level of sunshine as the average in Norway, as well as large areas of oak and ash forests, providing access to large and unused wood resources.

About the project

Right outside the capital city, Pristina, the Royal Norwegian Society for Development together with the local authority have established a demonstration plant and a centre of knowledge  for firewood, solar energy and wind power. The project has provided the people of Kosovo with entirely new knowledge about the sustainable and profitable exploitation of these natural resources. The project’s most important target groups were farmers, small and medium-sized businesses, property developers and others who can benefit from converting to the energy sources of the future. The centre is now run by national educational institutions.

Our contribution and role

  • Project leadership from A to Z by a resident Norwegian representative
  • Development of appropriate renewable-energy technology
  • Development of educational material
  • Quality assurance and financial management
  • Providing training and advice in developing business plans, financial management and organisation
     

Results

  • A comprehensive demonstration plant for renewable energy sources has been built
  • Over a hundred pupils, farmers, representatives from small and medium-sized businesses, as well as politicians at national and local levels receive annual appropriate training and demonstration in the use of renewable energy
  • The centre has become an important resource for Kosovo which wishes in due course to conform to the EU’s ambitious climate targets for a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and to have 20% renewable energy by the year 2020
  • Increased integration and cooperation between Kosovo Albanians and Serbs

Contact us

Johan Ellingsen, Senior advisor

Mobile: +47 909 21 568
Email: johan.ellingsen@norgesvel.no

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