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ERDF 243: Saura Home - Energy Generation and Conversation Project

Spiża tal-proġett: €24,071
Benefiċjarju: Saura Home - Elderly Home (Church Entity)
Line Ministry: n/a
Start Date: 2011
End Date: 2013

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

This project shall utilize the best available innovative Renewable Energy Sources (RES) technology that will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the present facilities while simultaneously leading to a considerable reduction in the current costs for energy. The applicant is furthermore committed to contribute to wider national efforts to mitigate negative effects caused by climate change.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life ERDF
Fund: European Regional Development Fund
Priority Axis: PA4 Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA4 Energy

Project Objectives

Increase electricity generation from Renewable Energy Sources and reducing CO2 emissionsThe main objective is to increase the amount of energy generated in Malta through renewable energy sources. This objective is highly important given the positive impact on the environment by reducing the amount of CO2 emissions generated. In addition this project will contribute towards reaching Malta's commitment to reach 10% of the electricity being generated through renewable energy sources by 2020Reducing reliance on imported fuelsAnother objective which will be reached through the project being proposed is the reduction of Malta's dependence on oil, considering that the country is totally independent on it for energy generation. This project will lessen the economical and environmental impact that is being imposed on Malta due to this dependency.

Project Results

After the completion of the project, Saura Home will benefit from the following:1. 16% reduction in the annual energy consumption through RES;2. Increased awareness on the benefits of RES amongst 65 service users and their relatives and 30 staff members, their relatives and the community at large with the readings of the PV system made available on the notice board on a two-month basis.