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The Feasibility Study is part of the Second District Heating Efficiency Improvement Project
(DHEIP2), for which implementation a financial source is provided from the International Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). The main purpose of the overall DHEIP2 project is
increasing of the efficiency of the district heating system of Chisinau, capital city of Moldova, and
support for the improvement of the quality of district heating and domestic hot water supply
services in the city.
The objective of the Feasibility Study is to recommend the most suitable solution for a new
combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Chisinau, by providing a technical and economic analyses
of viability of different alternatives for a new long-term CHP plant, to examine various modern
technologies, fuel solutions, complementary technologies and considering the international
environmental and social requirements for sustainable development. The new CHP will be the
main heat and power source for coming decades after the actual old one reaches the end of its
The successful implementation of this project is poised to significantly enhance the long-term
stability of Moldova's electrical energy system by introducing advanced technologies and
improving grid infrastructure, ensuring a reliable and resilient power supply for the nation.
Through the integration of renewable energy sources and modern grid management practices, the
project's outcomes will contribute to reducing dependency on traditional energy sources,
promoting energy diversification, and thereby bolstering the overall sustainability of Moldova's
The innovative solutions implemented in the district heating system of Chisinau will not only lead
to increased efficiency but also result in a substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,
aligning with global efforts to combat climate change.
The adoption of eco-friendly technologies within the district heating system will play a crucial role
in minimizing environmental impact, as it will significantly lower the carbon footprint associated
with energy consumption in Chisinau.
The improved energy efficiency and environmental sustainability achieved through this project will
not only benefit the present generation but will also leave a lasting positive legacy for future
generations, ensuring a cleaner and more sustainable energy landscape for Moldova.
The Contract for the consulting services was singed on 6 th of February, 2024 by the
representatives from Moldova Energy Projects Implementation Unit (MEPIU), Termoelectrica S.A.
and Joint Venture, COLENCO Skopje with EKONERG Zagreb and Urban Technology Alliance – UTA
from UK. The Kick-off meeting was held it the same day and the site visit has also have been
performed. The period for complete finalisation of the Feasibility Study is eight months.