As part of the action plan, the European Union (EU) has allocated €69 million to Armenia for energy efficiency enhancement projects. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, said this on November 30, at the conclusion of the Access to Renewable and Efficient Energy in Municipalities Vayk and Spitak (AREEM) Project, adding that the respective assistance will continue.
According to her, energy is one of the key areas of cooperation within the framework of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement.
She added that within the framework of the AREEM Project, 45 buildings were refurbished for €1 million.
Wiktorin noted that in addition, 5 solar photovoltaic stations (1 in Spitak, 4 in Vayk) were installed on public buildings, and 1,160 people in Spitak and 2,640 people in Vayk became beneficiaries of this project.
The head of the EU Delegation emphasized that the development of renewable energy will allow Armenia to reduce dependence on imported energy, as well as to help reduce the negative impact on the climate.