The local civil society from the city of Cantemir, in partnership with the City Hall Cantemir, participated in negotiations with economic agents from Cantemir district regarding the supply of biomass for the future thermal complex in the town Cantemir, built with the European Union’s support. The meetings were about the organisation of the collection, transportation and the processing of vegetable waste.

The thermal complex will use a mix of energy resources, and the biomass plant will also be able to use natural gas. This system will be used for the first time in the Republic of Moldova.

It is planned that the new biomass thermal power plant will heat, starting next year, Kindergarten no. 2 and “Mihai Eminescu” Gymnasium in Cantemir.

The activity takes place under the auspices of the NGO Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewables, which is the beneficiary of the Local Grants Programme of the European Union and implements the project “Strengthening local capacities for the implementation of the strategy for sustainable energy in the town of Cantemir (CCLISED)”, in partnership with the Centre for Training and Educational Development.

The Local Grant Programme is launched based on the Single EU Support Framework, granted to the Republic of Moldova (2017-2020) under the European Neighbourhood Instrument, through the project “Empowering the citizens of the Republic of Moldova” (2019-2021), funded by European Union and implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

The project partner for the Southern Region is the Regional Centre for Assistance and Information of Non-Governmental Organizations “CONTACT-Cahul”.