Solar4Kosovo II – Solar District Heating for Pristina

Solar4Kosovo II – Solar District Heating for Pristina

Project Description

The heating sector in Kosovo* consumes more energy than any other segment of the energy sector. The heat supply in Pristina is particularly inefficient, CO2-intensive and predominantly covered by two coal-fired power plants. The district heating system, however, meets only around 25% of the demand.

This investment project will introduce solar energy into the district heating sector in Kosovo. The facility will have a capacity of 50 MW including storage. Up to 38,000 residents will directly benefit from being connected to Pristina’s district heating system as part of the network expansion measures.

The EU co-funds the investments under Flagship 4 - Renewable energy - of the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans through the WBIF.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB-IG07-KOS-ENE-02 € 22,320,162
EBRD Loan € 23,200,000
National Contribution Own Contribution € 4,400,000
KFW External Grant € 31,600,000
Total € 81,520,162
Total Grants € 22,320,162
Total Loans € 23,200,000

Partner Financial Organisations

Western Balkans Partners