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Netherlands to support Moldova in energy efficiency

With the aid of the Dutch Embassy, Moldova will implement an energy management information system (EMIS) for public buildings by the end of the year, the Moldovan Energy Ministry reported via social media on Sunday, 18 June.

Moldova’s Minister of Energy, Victor Parlicov discussed the topic during a recent meeting with the Dutch Ambassador in Moldova, Fred Duijn and thanked the Dutch Embassy for their support in establishing the information system.

EMIS is a set of software tools that monitor, analyse and control building energy use and system performance.

The system will help prioritise energy efficiency projects in Moldova, the Ministry said via a LinkedIn post. “Our immediate objective is to start such projects, in the public sector, but also in the residential sector. This will help us reduce energy bills.”

Minister Parlicov also thanked the Netherlands for helping our country in crucial moments during the energy crisis, offering political support, expertise and financial assistance in diversifying energy supply sources and increasing energy security.

Separately, on Monday (19 June), Minister Parlicov met with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Moldova Resident Representative, Daniela Gašparíková to discuss his ministry’s priorities in the green transition.

Both sides discussed ongoing projects, including several pilot projects implemented by UNDP, which are planned to be expanded on a national scale. This includes a “Rabla Electrocasnice” (Household Appliances) Program to replace energy-inefficient household appliances and the “Casa Verde” (Green Home) Program which offers energy-efficient solutions to the most vulnerable households, in partnership with Moldova’s Energy Efficiency Agency.

Victor Parlicov thanked the UNDP for supporting the country’s energy sector and the green transition. The official said that, in addition to compensation in thermal energy and natural gas bills, it is also important to address the causes of energy poverty, including inefficient energy consumption in buildings.

One of the Ministry’s priorities is the launch of an Energy Efficiency Fund in the residential sector, the Ministry said via a LinkedIn post.

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