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Local public authorities

In order to successfully implement the biomass heating projects at the community level and establish a domestic market for the local biomass energy sources, the Energy and Biomass Project has prepared a training package for the recipients of biomass-fired boilers including Local Public Authorities (LPAs) Leaders, Mayoralty staff, local Council members and for Directors of institutions – as follows:

Training on Mobilization of Community and Local Resources

This training is organised for the biomass heating project evaluation at the community level and provides knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:

  • Collection of local resources/funds (the community contribution) for project implementation;
  • Establishment of local partnerships;
  • Participatory evaluation of project proposal.

This will result in the community developing a plan for mobilisation of the population and collection of necessary local investments/funds to implement the biomass-heating project for municipal institutions.

Training on Project Implementation and Management at the Community Level

Organised at the stage of implementation, this training will lead to the development of a project management community plan focused on the following key issues:

  • Ensuring the local contribution;
  • Monitoring the project implementation;
  • Providing the institution with biofuel (straw bales, briquettes, pellets);
  • Ensuring project transparency throughout implementation.

Training on Project Sustainability, Monitoring, and Participatory Evaluation

After having completed the installation of the biomass-fired boiler plant, the community shall assume responsibility for the proper operation of the installed boiler plant and for the overall heating system. To this end, the community representatives are involved in a training workshop where the main actors identify concrete actions and the people responsible for implementation determine the needed resources and their coverage. All these issues are displayed in a Sustainability Plan of the Project for the heating of the municipal institutions from the recipient communities.

During these trainings, the people responsible for ensuring project sustainability within the community define a number of quantitative and qualitative indicators to monitor the performance of the implemented projects.

Specialised Trainings

In order to facilitate the assimilation of new technologies at the community level and their efficient usage for the administration of biomass heating systems, the Energy and Biomass Project organises specialised training to increase the knowledge and skills of community key actors in the following areas:

  • The normative and institutional framework in the areas of power and energy efficiency applicable in the Republic of Moldova;
  • Methods to diversify the energy sources at the community level and access renewable energy sources;
  • Assessment of biomass potential at the district level along with the biomass types as well;
  • Assessment of biomass local potential and the methods of its employment;
  • Possibilities to produce biomass-based heat;
  • The technological process and description of technical installations used in the country, the technological flow of pellet, briquette, and straw-bale production and the quality-price correlation;
  • Parameters of the main types of existing biomass-fired boilers; assurance of technical efficiency;
  • Establishment and management of relationships with biofuel suppliers; planning the procurement of fuel for the community biomass-fired boiler plants; the socio-economic impact at the local level.
  • Social responsibility of local economic entities regarding the employment of local biomass potential;
  • Establishment of public-private partnerships at the local level; The legal and normative framework;
  • The role of private and associative sectors in promoting the advantages of biofuel derived from local biomass;
  • Opportunities and techniques to attract investments at the community level.