The overall energy sector in Kosovo is broad. There is an emerging “green energy” value chain of products and services related to the sustainable exploitation of renewable natural resources for producing electricity and heat, and increased efficiency in consumption of energy. Expansion of renewable energy and use of more energy-efficient construction materials, electronic controllers, and consumer and factory equipment depends on a conducive energy policy environment, and on the private sector’s delivery of related services, many of which can be supplied by small companies. Consequently, this sector provides a significant opportunity for job creation through a large number of SMEs devoted to an entirely domestic business.
EMPOWER Private Sector’s assistance can stimulate large-scale employment in the energy efficiency/renewable energy sector, primarily in the domestic market. To achieve this, EMPOWER Private Sector facilitates technical training programs to develop experts in many specific product designs and new technical service areas needed by this sector by including such training in the standard curricula in a number of VETs. The project also facilitates growth finance for small-scale renewable energy installations and for product development.