The district heating (DH) sector in Kosovo faces significant challenges related to aging facilities and inadequate maintenance, meeting only 5% of the total demand. The WBIF has provided technical assistance (feasibility study, EIA, legal and regulatory support) and co-financed the investment costs for the modernisation of the DH system in Pristina. The project took the old heavy fuel oil boiler out of service and connected the system to “Kosovo B” instead. This technology is highly energy efficient and known as cogeneration because heat can be extracted from the turbines of the power plant, while these turbines at the same time continue to generate electric power. Moreover, the district heating network was rehabilitated and extended. The project has also benefitted from €13.3 million grant from Germany, Sida, and Luxembourg.
The main objective of the measures is to provide DH to residential, commercial and public customers reliably, at the lowest possible cost, and least environmental impact. Construction works started in June 2013 and the project concluded in 2017.
|KOS Gov / Munic. Pristina||Own Contribution||€ 5,000,000|
|Germany (KfW)||External Grant||Grant||€ 10,000,000|
|SIDA||External Grant||Grant||€ 1,839,971|
|Luxembourg||External Grant||Grant||€ 1,470,000|
|Total Grants||€ 14,375,000|
|Total Loans||€ 5,000,000|