Power Engineering International
The World Bank has signed a deal to fund the new Sustainable Energy Scale-Up Project, an initiative designed to improve energy efficiency in Belarus.
The $99.3m in World Bank funding will be coupled with $99.3m from the European Investment Bank and $3.65m from the Global Environmental Facility to implement energy efficiency retrofits.
The $202.25m project will focus on helping Belarus to switch heating plants from gas to woodchips, renovating the heating systems of multi-apartment buildings and by providing technical assistance to the national thermal renovation programme.
The project will kickstart with reducing natural gas consumption by replacing gas boilers with biomass boilers, providing wood-chipping equipment and biomass fuel storage facilities and upgrading district heating networks.