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CF 334: Carbon Footprint Reduction Project

Project Cost: €6,327,162
Beneficiary: Water Services Corporation
Line Ministry: Ministry for Energy and Health
Start Date: 2014
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

Implementation of measures aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the WSC by reduction of frictional losses in pipelines, namely Ta' Bakkja PS Ta' Qali Res pipeline, Hondoq Booster - Ta' Cenc Res pipeline and Ta' Qali Res Naxxar Res pipeline; reducing pumping requirements by laying pipe from Ta' Qali Res to feed the north east area of Malta by gravity rather than by direct pumping.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life ERDF
Fund: Cohesion Fund
Operational Objective: To promote the use of RES and energy efficiency measures at all levels of governance, including the public, the non-governmental, the domestic and enterprise levels.
Priority Axis: PA5 Safeguarding the Environment
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA5 Solid Waste

Project Objectives

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the redution of the carbon footprint generated by WSC through energy efficient equipment and operations across different elements of water services. This, in turn, is expected to result in lower emission levels by WSC, making a contribution also from a national perspective. Investment in the energy efficient measures would also yield additional dividends in terms of security of water supply and the ongoing financial sustainability of WSC. The project contributes to Malta's contribution towards reaching the EU 2020 Climate Change targets.

Project Results

A reduction of 1,356,292 kWh of energy consumption equivalent to 1,191,096kg of Carbon Dioxide emissions over a total of 97MkgCO2 calculated in 2011 for all the operations of the Corporation. This is equivalent to a reduction of 1.243% in the Corporation's overall carbon footprint.