Energy Efficiency Projects in Ukraine

Achievements

Government of Ukraine is using recommendations for EE policy developed by the project

Upon a request of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing of Ukraine the Project carried out an analysis of the key barriers to the energy efficiency reforms in Ukraine and suggested ways to overcome them what would allow scaled energy savings. The analysis attracted big interest of the authorities on the national level as well as international donors and is being referred to in several subsequent governmental acts.

The first municipal energy agency in Ukraine (OMEA) was established

In April 2015 with the assistance of the Project, the city of Odessa established Ukraine’s first Municipal Energy Agency (OMEA). With OMEA’s facilitation Odessa City Council joined the European initiative “Covenant of Mayors”. Pursuant to this decision, Odessa City Council commissioned OMEA to develop a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for Odessa. On 7 December 2016 the “Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Odessa until 2030” was approved by the session of the Odessa City Council.

Energy consumption of more than 500 municipal entities is being monitored in Odessa (immediate energy savings app. 5%)

On behalf of Odessa City Council and with the support of the Project, OMEA has been implementing the municipal energy monitoring system in more than 500 enterprises and institutions of Odessa, in which heating supply is financed from the city budget. Immediate energy savings from the launch of monitoring of energy consumption compose approximately 5%. In the upcoming year, based on the findings of monitoring, further measurable solutions for increase of energy efficiency in the monitored buildings can be made.