CoM DeP Project in Georgia - Biomass Energy and EE Technologies as a Sustainable Energy Solutions for Georgian CoM signatories
Main Activities within the Project
Activity 1: General Coordination & Management
1.1. ESTABLISHMENT OF STEERING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION
On 15 March of 2018, the launch event of the project "Biomass Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies as Sustainable Energy Solutions for Georgian CoM signatories" was held. The main objective of the event was to establish a Steering Management Committee (SMC) as well as to conduct its first kick-off meeting and sign the memorandum of cooperation (MoC) between EECG as a lead applicant and Telavi municipality as a co-applicant of the project.
The invitees to the project launch event were: the representatives of EU Delegation to Georgia, Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Project, Telavi Municipality City Hall Mayor, Vice-Mayor and representatives of various departments, Energy Efficiency Center Georgia's experts and media.
The welcome remarks were followed by presentations of main activities of the project (Ms. Elene Gvilava - team leader) and communication and visibility strategy (Ms. Liana Garibashvili - communication expert). The representative of the CoM DeP support team, Mr. Maksym Vereshchak made presentation about the objectives and tasks of CoM DeP programme and its role within the implementation of EU funded project.
The presentations were followed by the nomination of the members of Steering Committee and signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Energy Efficiency Centre Georgia & Telavi Municipality.
Activity 2: Selection of two pilot municipal/public buildings in consultations with co-applicants and performance of their energy audits
Activity 3: Complete thermo-modernization of two selected pilot municipal/public buildings by applying sustainable clean energy and energy efficiency technologies and use of local renewable energy resources
Activity 4: Establishment of renewable energy (biomass) supply chain in pilot Georgian CoM municipality
Activity 4.4: Procurement and supply of necessary equipment for the establishment of renewable energy (biomass) supply chain in Telavi municipality
Supply and handover of 2 Belarus tractors by Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, Carl Hartzell to Telavi municipality took place on November 6,2019.
Supply and Site Testing of the Equipment for Collection and Processing of Vineyard Prunings
On January 17, 2019 the equipment for collection and processing vineyard prunings - round-baler & trimmings and Balechipper produced by Italian firm "CAEB International" was supplied to Telavi municipality which was later tested in village Gulgula farm. The equipment will ensure the efficient and uninterrupted supply of biomass for heating the municipal kindergartens.
Social media coverage:
EECG Facebook page - CoMDeP Project - Delivery of Machinery to Telavi Municipality
EECG Facebook page - CoMDeP project - On site testing of equpment for biomass supply chain
EECG Facebook page - CoMDeP project - On site testing of shredder for biomass supply chain
EECG Facebook page - CoMDeP project - On site testing of for biomass supply chain
CoMDeP website - CoMDeP project - On site testing of for biomass supply chain
EUNEIBOURS.EU portal - Georgia: Telavi Municipality tests energy-efficient equipment funded by EU
CENN Electronic newsletter - Georgia: Telavi Municipality Tests Energy-Efficient Equipment Funded by EU
Activity 5: Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Campaigns
5.2: Capacity Building Training and Seminars
In October 2019 EECG representatives visited Telavi municipality where conducted 2-day tailor-made training. The main aim of the event was to provide capacity building training for representatives of local community centers and eco-leaders of Telavi municipality on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
During the training by trainers were discussed issues related to the energy policy in Georgia, the international initiatives (Paris Agreement’ and ‘Covenant of Mayors’), the energy management system (EMS) emphasizing the importance of the establishment of the energy management system for buildings, responsibilities of energy manager and provided information on data needed for monitoring activities. Also, trainers introduced energy-efficient technologies and highlighted their co-benefits in terms of economic, social, and environmental aspects.
In addition, trainers presented the objectives of the EU funded project “BioEn4CoM Sign” including the establishment of a biomass supply chain for two selected kindergartens located in Telavi municipality.
The training was conducted by invitation of the NGO "CSRDG" that was the good synergy of UNDP GEF SGP and EU funded projects.
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5.3: CONDUCTING AWARENESS RAISING CAMPAIGNS (SUSTAINABLE ENERGY WEEKS/DAYS);
Sustainable Energy Day in Telavi - June 29, 2018
SED in Telavi took place on June 29, 2018 (13:00-15:00) and its events included the marathon with the participation of adults and youth from various public schools and sports’ clubs, street drawing performed by art school pupils, street concert and meeting with famous documentary film maker Toma Chagelishvili- viewing and discussion of short documentary film from a series “Energy Efficient Principles in Traditional Georgian Architecture”.
The invitees to the SED In Telavi were: Covenant of Mayors National Coordinators in Georgia, Covenat National Coordinators- representatives of Ministry of Economy & Sustainable Development and Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture,representatives of EU Delegation to Georgia, “Covenant of Mayors-East” program, Covenant Territorial Coordinator-Administration of the State Representative - Governor in Kakheti, representatives of Kakheti regional development Agency.
Photos of Sustainable Energy Day 2018 in Telavi:
Sustainable Energy Day 2019 in Telavi - June 28, 2019
As a part of EUSEW 2019 Sustainable Energy Day in Telavi took place on June 28, 2019 and started at the Ikalto village kindergarten which have been selected for an energy effective modernization within “Biomass Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies as Sustainable Energy Solutions for Georgian CoM signatories”.
The kindergarten staff, parents, guests got first-hand information on projectactivities. Kindergarten nurslings offered to the guests concert with rhymes on saving water and energy. At the end of the event kindergarten nurslings got minor gifts (branded T-shirts, caps), mini bags with vine tree pruning and attached leaflet on its utilization as heating.
Sustainable Energy Day Events continued in Telavi Historical museum where eco-club members and art school students gathered to information seminar to discuss potential and benefits of using locally available agricultural waste to energy. Art school students displayed thematic posters on saving energy. More than 30 Telavi cyclists wearing branded T-shirts raced through the city’s main street advocating for the healthy lifestyle.At the end of the day citizens and SED participants could enjoy concert of the local band.
Social media coverage:
Photos of Sustainable Energy Day 2019 in Telavi:
Sustainable Energy Week 2020 in Telavi municipality
Due to the COVID 19 situation and with its related restrictions events dedicated to the Sustainable Energy Week 2020 in Telavi municipality has been mainly organized and commemorated through online events:
The exhibition of drawings dedicated to the biomass energy and clean technologies with the participation of kids of the IKALTO kindergarten; in order to get more acquainted with RE and EE topics the project team provided various educational materials (brochures, leaflets, cartoons) through on-line formats related to the RE&EE technologies to the teachers and kids. The kids with the involvement and assistance of teachers and parents prepared drawings dedicated to the biomass (vine pruning) and EE technologies that were later launched on the Facebook pages of EECG and Union of the kindergartens of the Telavi municipality. You can see how beneficiaries (kids) of the IKALTO Kindergarten imagine the using of biomass and energy efficiency technologies.
The exhibition of drawings dedicated to the biomass energy and clean technologies with the participation of students of the ART SCHOOL of the Telavi municipality. You can see how the young artists from the art school of the Telavi municipality imagine using biomass and energy efficiency technologies.
Literary Contest for writers and/or fond of writings
Within the project, a thematic Literary Contest for writers and/or fond of writings was announced dedicated to the Sustainable Energy Week 2020. The contest participants had to prepare short stories/novels where acts should have taken place in Ikalto kindergarten. The authors also were requested to emphasize the utilization of vineyards not only as grapes and wine but also for heating along with the introduction of other energy-efficient technologies. The deadline for submission of short stories was determined on 27 June 2020. After the deadline specially created jury evaluated all submitted stories and revealed three winners:
- 1st place: story name "Boys from Ikalto Village"; under the pseudonym "Ruso Darbaidze";
- 2nd place: story name „Bonfire" under the pseudonym "Iron Swimmer"
- 3rd place: story name „Lost" - Author: Khatia Kristesiashvili.
The winners were awarded small prizes. In the end all submitted stories/novels were published; all interested persons can read it here .
5.4: Communication and Promotional Material
Activity 6: Information Dissemination and Visibility of the Action
Dissemination and Visibility of project-based results to the stakeholders and to the wider public are essential and crucial components for the success of the project as well as for the sustainability of the project results in the long term. In addition, dissemination of the project results will be ensured by printed materials distributed at project events and other relevant events, press releases, and other printed materials (banner, fliers).
Activity 7: Performance, monitoring and commissioning of sustainable investment projects
Updated: July 24, 2020