Opening ceremony regarding fuel-switch to biomass in 4 schools and sport halls in Pirot took place on 7th of November 2017. Representatives of Municipality of Pirot, private partner GGE ESCO Serbia and German Development Cooperation participated at the event.

Cooperation agreement between Municipality of Pirot and the Programme ‘Development of a Sustainable Bioenergy Market in Serbia’ was signed in February 2015. For the period of almost three years, until November 2017, when boilers were officially put into operation cooperation was established on multiple levels and topics needed. Technical assistance to fuel switch to biomass projects in off-grid public buildings resulted in the first PPP contract for heat delivery in Serbia.