PCB-free electricity distribution
PCB management and disposal projects aim to create fundamental capacities within government, institution and PCB owners for complying with the PCB-related obligations under the Stockholm Convention on POPs.
The PCB management projects work through a stepwise process to enhance the understanding and capacities for sound PCB management. The steps entail
1. Increased knowledge and scope of the PCB situation through inventorying and assessment
2. Training of PCB holders, authorities and related service providers.
3. Developing a comprehensive PCB management plan from company basis.
4. Introducing technologies and approaches for decontaminating and disposing of PCB containing equipment and material.
As a general rule, UNIDO's PCB assistance provides a comprehensive capacity enhancement among all stakeholders. A key component in the approach is technology transfer, which enables countries to continue the effort of decontaminating electrical equipment. This unique approach with its tailor-made services has proven successful in many countries.
PCB-free electricity distribution is the largest POPs programme at UNIDO. Successful PCB projects are being or have been implemented in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Romania, Russia and Turkey.
For details on UNIDO's ongoing PCB management-related projects, please visit the open data platform