Kosovo gets its first biomass heating plant News | WeBalkans

News

Find out the latest on EU-related activities and events in the Western Balkans

26 November 2021

Kosovo gets its first biomass heating plant

Kosovo

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 In addition, outdated and poorly maintained heavy oil boilers were not able to provide energy supply for more than six hours a day.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%.

Read more

Source: Europe House Kosovo

Photo credits: Europe House Kosovo

Please wait while your video is being uploaded...

Don't close this window!

Subscribe to the newsletter

I have read and understood the terms of the privacy statement.