Skopje is the capital and largest city of North Macedonia. It is the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic center. The biggest combined heat and power plant in the Republic of Macedonia is located in Skopje, producing electricity and heat in high efficiency combined cycle.
The Republic of Macedonia as a candidate country for membership in the European Union is facing the challenges of the efficient implementation of serious reforms in the societal system, of which the energy sector is of special significance for Macedonia’s overall development.
To create an energy-efficient and ecologically friendly living environment for Skopje’s citizens, the city first started to reorganise its structure by establishing a unit for energy, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
Skopje signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2010 and submitted its Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) in 2011. According to the documents adopted, the city of Skopje’s goal is to achieve a CO2-emission reduction of more than 20% in the period 2009–2020 by implementing projects for energy-efficient buildings, transport and public lighting.
Sources: Wikipedia and Eurocities
City of Skopje is a member of Energy Cities since 2007
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