Research & Consulting

Introductions to Energy Efficiency & Housing Designs in Kosova


A short conference from the RIT/A.U.K Center for Energy & Natural Resources partnering with the Danish Refugee Council & the European Commission Liaison Office. The conference was divided into four sessions. In the first session the main discussion was about household energy efficiency, economics, and environment. The second session discussed energy efficiency and home investments, while session three was about the technical aspects of energy efficiency in Kosova. The last part included presentations on household energy auditing for Kosova.
Date: 
2011

RIT/A.U.K Utility Workshop
 MMAK-ECM Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosova – Electricity Common Market

A workshop organized by RIT/A.U.K in partnership with KOSTT & Regional Electricity Stakeholders. The main topics discussed in this workshop included: electricity markets: benefits, modeling, and long-term planning; electricity markets: structures, and international experience.
Date: 
2010

South-East Europe's Future Energy Leadership Conference RIT/A.U.K

The goal of this conference was to provide a forum at which university students from South-East Europe had an opportunity to meet and talk about vital energy issues which affect the future national economies of the region. Energy topic presentations were organized into three broad categories:
 •Baseload Generation Technologies, Capacity Expansion plans; Thermal, Hydro-Power, Nuclear

 •Regional Infrastructure, Transmission, Pipelines, Environment, Transportation, Energy Trade 

 •Legislation, Regulation, Renewables, Economics, Social & Political Challeneges
Date: 
2009

Energy Efficiency Stocktaking and Energy Efficiency Monitoring

RIT/A.U.K CENR is working with the World Bank to establish a baseline assessment of Kosovo’s energy intensity and the institutional framework in place to support long term development of policies for energy efficiency. This work includes the creation of a comprehensive energy and energy efficiency database. Ultimately, the Center seeks to develop a GIS enabled database characterizing Kosovo’s potential for improving energy efficiency.
Date: 
2008

Kosovo Forrest GIS Mapping

Mr. Sami Duraku of the Independent Commission of Mines and Minerals has collaborated with RIT/A.U.K CENR to create a time survey of the Kosovo forests. The map will compare forest boundaries of present and past and highlight areas of potential clear cutting practices. This project is in collaboration with the Kosovo Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning.
Date: 
2008

Policy Paper in Cooperation with the Independent Commission of Mines and Minerals (ICMM): Alternative Policies for Kosovo C:

ICMM and RIT/A.U.K CENR have prepared a policy brief which outlines possible policy alternatives to the current Kosovo C project. The key message of the policy brief is to exploit other lignite fields in Kosovo (e.g. the Dukagjini lignite field and the Drenica lignite field) for the construction of mines and lignite fuelled power plants in addition to Kosovo C.
Date: 
2008

Student Presentation to MEM: Implementation Plan of Kosovo Energy Strategy 2009 – 2011

RIT/A.U.K CENR in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo organized a Friday Forum event on an Implementation Plan of the Kosovo Energy Strategy for the Period 2009-2011 prepared and presented by A.U.K students who attended the Energy Policy course in Fall 2007. The Implementation Plan was presented to a broad audience including representatives of several of Kosovo's public and private institutions, RIT/A.U.K students and Kosovo's media.
Date: 
2008

RIT/A.U.K Students Provide Information for UNDP Report on Energy

Nine RIT/A.U.K students have increased their knowledge of the energy sector in Kosovo, writing policy papers for UNDP on topics such as: a historical perspective of electricity in Kosovo, Kosovar attitudes toward electricity, Kosovo-C debate, the role of education and human capital in energy, and Kosovo’s energy resource potential.
Date: 
2007

RIT/A.U.K Undergraduate Scholar Research at RIT

Ms. Gashi gained full access to all research resources at RIT and also was in direct contact with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Ms. Gashi, in collaboration with NYSERDA staff, produced a comparative report on carbon trading programs in the United States and Europe. Ms. Gashi also presented her findings at the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference in Chicago, IL.
Date: 
2007