After the successful implementation of the first three phases of the Programme "Rehabilitation of District Heating Systems in Serbia", funded by KfW and implemented by joint efforts of KfW, Ministry of Mining and Energy, District Heating Companies (DHCs) and their respective cities/municipalities, Phase IV continues the implementation of the Programme with the modernization and reform of Toplanas and DHCs in 20 additional cities in Serbia. The objective of the Programme is to improve the technical and financial efficiency of DHCs in Serbia through replacement of obsolete pipelines, substations, and production facilities, as well as their modernization and automation. The Programme also aims at the introduction of institutional and organisational reforms at the DHCs' level, and enhancement of their business policies and sustainability.
WBIF provides €2 million grants for technical assistance in the preparation and implementation of Phase IV: development of Heat Demand Forecast, Hydraulic Calculations and Business Strategy; assistance to the Ministry of Mining and Energy in Programme coordination and monitoring, such as support to DHCs in the preparation and submission of investment proposals, evaluation of project proposals, procurement, and progress monitoring; support to DHCs in the implementation of institutional reforms and introduction new consumption-based tariff systems.
The objectives and activities of the Project are fully in line with the provisions of the Energy Community Treaty and with the Energy Sector Development Strategy of Serbia.
|Beneficiary Contribution||Own Contribution||€ 9,250,000|
|KFW||Own Contribution||€ 2,000,000|
|Total Grants||€ 2,012,000|
|Total Loans||€ 45,000,000|