Cyprus Mail

Expo to highlight renewable energy share of economic recovery

EXHIBITORS will present the latest products and services for the reduction of energy costs of business and homes at the Savenergy, Envirotec and Ecodomica expos 2016 which will take place next weekend.

The exhibition was visited by more than 25,000 trade visitors and consumers last year and is now in its twelfth year.

The President of the Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB) Christos Michaelides said “it became the most important trade event in Cyprus which deals with the promotion of products and services that save energy.”

Speaking at a press conference prior to the event that will be held from September 30 to October 2, Michaelides said he believes renewable energy can actively support the economy and that is why the OEB has set up a special service with experienced staff which will substantially strengthen this sector.

He went on to introduce Envirotec, an initiative to promote products and services that improve water quality and help to ensure the optimal use of water resources and called on the public to visit the exhibition.

Ecodomica is another part of the event. It is a newly established exhibition which will present modern technologies for buildings and renovations to individuals and businesses, he added.

Promoting energy saving and the development of renewable energy sources (RES) are the main pillars of our policy for a sustainable, low carbon and environmentally friendly economy, Energy Service Director Konstantinos Xichilos said at the conference.

Regarding renewables, Cyprus is on track to implement the mandatory target of 13 per cent contribution of RES in gross final energy consumption in 2020, he noted.

There are encouraging results regarding electricity, Xichilos explained. The preliminary results of the calculation of the RES share in electricity production for 2015 show that it rose to 9.8 per cent from 8 per cent in 2014. Currently, the total installed power generation of renewable energy systems have exceeded 253MW, of which 157.5 MW relates to the total installed capacity of wind farms, 85 MW to photovoltaic parks and 10.4 MW to biomass utilisation stations.

We must not be complacent, he stressed, and called on the public to learn about the specific measures and programmes that can be implemented to save energy and exploit renewable energy sources and to carry out an energy upgrade of houses and businesses.

Acting General Manager of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) Antonis Patsalis said electricity is a public commodity which must be used sparingly, especially since Cyprus has no primary energy sources.

The EAC will be at the fair to inform the public of their contributions to energy saving and energy projects the company is currently involved in such as the e-charge project for electric vehicles.

The exhibition will be held at the Cyprus International Fair (EXPO). Opening times: Friday 4pm to 10pm, Saturday 3pm to 10pm, Sunday 12pm to 10pm. For more info contact [email protected] or call 22-665102.

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