Albania’s prime minister Edi Rama joined the ceremony after infrastructural works within the Alterenergy project in elementary schools in in Grabian and Terbuf in Lushnjë region in Albania’s west, accompanied by the ministers of education and urban development Lindita Nikolla and Eglantina Gjermeni.
Grabian, Çermë e Sipërme and Çermë Proshk elementary schools are three of five public buildings reconstructed within the Alterenergy programme. The main scope is to promote energy efficiency measures, ensuring high benefit to end users, with energy savings and environmental benefits, contributing to the growth and productivity of the Albanian economy, the report said. This project aims at providing a sustainable energy level in production as well as consumption for small communities in the Adriatic area. It is the first strategic project funded within the IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007–2013; it has been launched in September 2011 and it will last until August this year. The initiative relies on a partnership of 18 organizations, regions, ministries and energy agencies in Italy (seven Adriatic regions), Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and it is led by the Mediterranean Department of Puglia Region with the scientific support of the Technology and Innovation Regional Agency (ARTI Puglia).
A business meeting was organized with Alterenergy in April at the Renexpo Western Balkans fair in Belgrade.