ArmInfo. On April 25, the Municipal Sustainable Energy Forum was organised by EU4ASEP project, implemented since 2018, and to be concluded by an awareness week during April 25-30, 2022, the press service of the EU Delegation to Armenia reports.
According to the source, "EU-Armenia under the Covenant of Mayors developed a viable model for a community-led renewable energy generation and sustainable energy transformation in Artik and Aparan cities. The Photovoltaic installation in Artik, for instance, has 600KWp capacity with an annual electricity generation of 1335MWh, and the capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 570 tons of CO2 per year. The event was organized by the implementing partners -the Energy Saving Foundation (ESF) and the Union of Communities of Armenia (UCA). The European Union attaches importance to and supports the implementation of programs promoting sustainable energy in the communities of Armenia."
The EU4ASEP project is part of the EU4Energy initiative and is implemented by the Energy Saving Fund and the Association of Communities of Armenia under the auspices of the EU program "Covenant of Mayors - Demonstration Projects". The Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP) program is part of the EU4Energy initiative. The EU4Energy initiative includes all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity between partners, and promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the EU's Eastern partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This is done by funding projects and programs that help reform energy markets and reduce national energy dependency and consumption. In the long term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thereby reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.