Ensuring energy sustainability in vulnerable communities through introduction of low-carbon technologies
* Quality Assured Data from SGP’s Annual Monitoring Process as of June 30, 2021.
Ensuring energy sustainability in vulnerable communities through introduction of low-carbon technologies
COVID-19 has disrupted social and economic systems around the world, deepening existing vulnerabilities. The impact of the pandemic has an unequal, more severe impact on vulnerable groups, such as the urban and rural poor, women, children, disabled, etc. Many families have experience a loss of income, education or access to social services.
An additional challenge for these communities is the winter season, which will increase the energy supply burden and utility costs in Armenian communities. Heating, hot water supply, adequate sanitation and improved hygiene in the cold months will be vital for the socially disadvantaged in different communities with limited capacity to use green energy sources. This will lead to increased energy costs for vulnerable communities, as well as increasing demand for firewood, which may have a negative impact, especially on forest-adjacent communities.
The proposed project aims to reduce the growing energy demand by introducing low carbon technology solutions in public buildings, including schools, kindergartens, dormitories, etc., in communities with a high level of vulnerability. This intervention will greatly increase socio-economic benefits, reduce the use of firewood, improve living conditions and raise awareness about the use of renewable energy-efficient technologies for further replication and scale-up.

Within the project activities it is planned to install 142 kW photovoltaic stations and 75 solar thermal systems in communities with high number of vulnerable population. The selection of the communities will be conducted in consultation with the SGP and Government counterparts. It is envisaged that the savings from the operation of the PV systems will be directed to support over 250 families in different communities throughout Armenia, which will be exemplary for other communities in terms of replication.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
"Spitak-Farmer" Association supporting the Agriculture NGO
Country:
Armenia
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 150,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 39,465.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 6,000.00
Project Number:
ARM/SGP/OP7/Y1/CORE/CC/20/01
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Project sustainability
As a result of the project , the beneficiary communities will enhance energy security through a set of locally adapted innovative low-carbon technologies providing sustainable energy services. Green energy sources and technologies are critical for maintaining environmental sustainability and quality of life in the face of increasing energy demand. Positive experience of saving and generating money by application of low carbon technological solutions will be widely shared among the community population for showcasing the benefits of the RES use. Moreover, money saved from the operation of the systems will be directed to solve the local social problems and increase the energy efficiency of buildings.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Different awareness raising activities are planned within the project implementation, including meetings, discussions and trainings, aiming to inform a broader audience about the benefits of alternative green energy solutions and associated co-benefits. These events will be covered by regional media, as well as highlighted in social media.
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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 600
Livehood
Total monetary value (US dollars) of ecosystem goods sustainably produced and providing benefit to project participants and/or community as a whole (in the biodiversity, international waters, and land degradation focal areas as appropriate) 20000

Grantee Contact

Mr. Sargis Markosyan
Phone: +374 95 800255
Email: sargismarkosyan@gmail.com
 

Address

5/1 Aleq Manukyan
Spitak , Lori Region , 1804

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Hovhannes Ghazaryan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+116
Fax:
(+374 10) 543811
Email:
Ms. Svetlana Harutyunyan
Phone:
+374 60 530000+117
Email:

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Yerevan, 0010

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