Remote operated heat system, partly financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) loan, won the EBRD bronze medal as one of the best projects financed by this international financial institution last year.
This was said by Mayor Igor Radojicic at the World Energy Efficiency Forum, organized by the United Nations, where he presented a project for the construction of a new heating plant and the revitalization of the remote operated heat system in Banja Luka as one of the panelists.
After decades of problems in heat system, in February, Eco-Heating, a new biomass plant, a renewable and environmentally more acceptable energy source compared to old oil plants, was put into operation. The heating plant was built as a joint venture of the city and the IEE company, and the city-owned equity is financed by the EBRD loan.
The prestigious award, for which numerous projects funded by the EBRD around the world were applying, was won at the 27th annual EBRD summit in Jordan.
Recognition has been won in the category of projects related to sustainable energy.
In addition to participating in the UN conference, Radojičić is participating at another international summit in Copenhagen, the fourth annual meeting of partners in the framework of the remote energy initiative.
The topics of this summit concern the project of the so-called smart cities and projects related to energy efficiency.