With solar electric and heat energy to reduced CO2 from kindergarten
With solar electric and heat energy to reduced CO2 from kindergarten
The kindergarten “Pavlina Veljanova” in Kochani consists of four clones distributed at different locations in the town for faster accessibility of the population living in the corresponding area. All four clones work with full capacity during the whole year, except during the summer months when the number of the children slightly decreases. The total number of children covered by the kindergarten in Kochani is around 650 (example-636 children attended kindergarten in May, 2013).
Most prominent problem that reflects on the economic performance of all kindergartens is the big consumption of electricity primarily for lighting and heating hot water.
This problem is emphasized the most in kindergarten’s clone 1, which is considered as central not only because the administration offices and staff are there, but also because there is the main kitchen, where food is prepared for children in all four clones, and the public kitchen located at clone 4. That is why clone 1 has the biggest need of electricity and hot water.
This facility covers an area of 832 m² (has 5 classrooms, one babyroom, 2 bathrooms for children) and the average number of children who attend the kindergarten in clone 1 is about 140 during the year. Electricity is required for lighting, cooling during summer and heating of hot water (as required for washing and showering the children and for preparing food in the kitchen and washing dishes). We should also emphasize that because of the location of the facility, lighting is needed during the all working hours of the day (from 5 am to 6 pm).
The consumption of electricity in clone 1 is about 36,000 kWh per year (data for 2012 = 36342 kWh) and it is significantly higher than in other clones (annual electricity consumption differs from other clones for around 7000 kWh).
Some of this energy can be produced from a renewable source of energy, ie solar energy. If we install hybrid solar system (which produces both electricity and hot water) that would save finances that kindergarten could invest in energy efficiency measures both in this and in the other clones, which will provide sustainability of the project idea.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Local action group - Kocani, Association for support of economic development
Country:
Macedonia
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase:
Phase 5
Grant Amount:
US$ 22,547.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 12,600.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,150.00
Project Number:
MKD/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/CC/13/02
Start Date:
1/2014
End Date:
12/2014
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
In the kindergarten Pavlina Veljanova, Kocani, hybrid solar collectors connected to the boilers for hot water and heating system, as well as energy efficiency lighting sensor system, first of this kind in Republic of Macedonia, were installed. Forecasted reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 5 tons of CO2/annually, energy reduction of 5 MWh and annual savings of app. 94.000 MKD (1800 US$)
Project sustainability
In the kindergarten Pavlina Veljanova, Kocani, hybrid solar collectors connected to the boilers for hot water and heating system, as well as energy efficiency lighting sensor system, first of this kind in Republic of Macedonia, were installed. Forecasted reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases by at least 5 tons of CO2/annually, energy reduction of 5 MWh and annual savings of app. 94.000 MKD (1800 US$) Based on the Municipal Energy efficiency Programme where it is stated that energy efficiency measures should be implemented in other primary and secondary schools within the Municipality of Kocani, LAG plans to continue the cooperation with the Local Municipality of Kocani and to replicate the project activities in the other kindergarten departments. LAG is open for cooperation, partnership and consultation with any interested municipalities, associations in implementing this or similar projects. There has already been established a contact with the Regional Center for Sustainable Development of Kratovo, who expressed interest in replicating the project.
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Indicators
Biophysical
Tonnes of CO2 decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies or applying environmentally sustainable transport practices introduced by SGP Project 4
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 15
Empowerment
Total additional in cash or in kind support obtained for sustaining, up-scaling, and replicating SGP supported project (in US dollars) 25000
Livehood
Total monetary value (US dollars) of clean energy services provided to project participants and / or community as a whole (in the climate change focal area) 2100
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 20

Grantee Contact

Ms Marija Georgieva
Phone: 389078313210
Email: marijamra@gmail.com
 

Address

Rade Kratovce
Kocani , 2300

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Zlatko Samardziev
Phone:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Email:
Ms Melita Ivanova
Phone:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Fax:
+389-(0)2-310-99-56
Email:

Address

Majka Tereza 15/6
Skopje, 1000