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The municipality of Gjakova becomes the first municipality in Kosovo with a biomass heating plant. The plant is built with funding from the European Union. In addition to improving the city heating system, this will also have a positive impact on the environment, as it will enable better air quality in the city. The plant will also provide more efficient operation of the district heating system, and sustainable heating for the citizens.
The district heating plant in Gjakova, established in 1980, has generated thermal energy by burning heavy oil, a process that is extremely harmful to the environment and financially costly. In addition, outdated and poorly maintained heavy oil boilers were not able to provide energy supply for more than six hours a day. Consequently, the EU financed the construction of a new biomass heating plant, with a total cost of €15 million.
The plant with a modern biomass heating technology, built with EU funding, is expected to reduce pollution in the municipality by up to 90%, and reduce annual heating costs up to 50%.
Source: Europe House Kosovo
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