Green energy – sustainable future

The needs assessment of the RA Shirak Marz (region) was undertaken in 2015 within the framework of the program “Green energy for green socio-economic progress” financed by the European Commission and the Austrian Development Cooperation. The needs assessment was implemented in three stages. The assessment incorporated thoroughly devised methodology and the necessary mechanisms for the coherent scoring. Six communities were selected during the needs assessment where renewable energy sources and energy efficiency (RES and EE) demo projects were showcased. The projects were aimed to remedy socio-economic problems of the region’s inhabitants as well as to encourage and promote the use of “green” sources of income. The selected communities and the programs corresponding to the criteria set by the project are presented below: