Khmelnytskyi Prepared to Receive Investments

The USAID Project has developed the technical documentation for the City and the full set of legal papers needed for announcing a tender. The tender will be held to select a concessioner for implementing a solid municipal waste (SMW) landfill reconstruction project with the installation of a system for collecting and utilizing landfill gas to produce electricity and heat. <<

The Most Promising Projects for Implementation Identified

The USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID Project) has evaluated the preparedness of 17 partner cities for the implementation of clean energy projects based on Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements. It was found that all the selected clean energy projects have significant economic potential and could be realized using the PPP mechanism. Some cities have already started working towards creating the preconditions for gaining private investments.  Read more<<.

Hotline Open

The USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID Project) and the Kyiv City State Administration open a Hotline on energy saving, programs to support energy efficiency measures, creation of condominiums, etc. The Ukrainians now can get free expert advice on how to properly insulate their homes, how to save energy resources, and on what terms the banks lend for energy efficiency measures. So if you are looking for professional answers to these and other questions – do not delay! Call the Hotline! 

Pavlohrad Getting Ready to Implement Energy Efficiency Projects

The USAID Project has announced an opportunity for the pilot cities to apply for assistance in receiving loans. The funds received are to be used for implementing energy-efficiency projects in the public sector. The representatives of the City of Pavlohrad have made such an inquiry. Read more<<.

Festival «Days of America»

Recently, Days of America festival was held in Lviv, and the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID Project) was an active participant. Together with volunteers, we organized an information kiosk where everyone could get advice from the Project on energy saving, energy efficiency, establishing condominiums etc. For the younger participants of the festival, the USAID team held workshops on making toy windmills and clean energy laboratories. This allowed the children to learn about alternative energy sources and their importance for Ukraine. The Days of America festival let everyone in the city experience American movies, music, art, business and introduced them to the programs of the US Embassy in Ukraine. In addition, an open stage in front of the Opera House featured American music concerts and an information fair. The event was attended by US Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt and Lviv Mayor Andrii Sadovyi.

The «From Waste to Energy» conference

In late May, the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID Project) held a two-day conference called «From Waste to Energy» in Ivano-Frankivsk. More than
80 representatives of city councils, NGOs and international organizations, utility companies and environmental associations participated. They focused on solid waste management, using landfill gas at the landfills and the specifics of solid waste (SW) incineration. 
In a speech to the participants, the Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk, Roman Martsinkiv, said that due to Project assistance, the city already has a project on a system for waste sorting and recycling the solid fuels and biogas produced from waste. Its implementation will annually produce an additional 5,000 MWh of energy and thus ensure the substitution of 1.6 mln. m3 of natural gas.

Presentations of speakers can be found here.

Sustainable Energy Action Plan in Khmelnytskyi

On May 18, the Deputies of the Khmelnytskyi City Council approved the municipal Sustainable Energy Action Plan for 2016-2025 (SEAP). The document includes 60 projects aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by almost 26% (240,367 ton/year) from the baseline level (2010). The total amount of these projects is UAH 2,976 mln. They include projects on: thermal modernization, conversion to alternative energy sources in the heating, water supply and sewage systems, street lighting and improvement of the traffic control system.

Consultants of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project took active part in preparation of the SEAP and its condensed version. They updated the Plan according to the 2016 municipal budget, adjusted the list of the proposed projects, and outlined realistic deadlines for their implementation.

Information Fair’2016

Recently, the team of USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project (USAID Project) participated in the exhibition "Information Fair’2016". More than 40 international projects and organizations that provide expert advice and assistance to the relevant committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine were represented at the event. The USAID Project distributed among the Deputies, their assistants and consultants its information materials on building management, creation of condominiums, saving of energy resources and others. In addition, experts of the USAID Project talked to the exhibition visitors about importance of adopting legislation on the NECSRC, ensuring commercial metering of natural gas, etc.

Exhibition AquaTherm’2016

On May 18, Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project (USAID Project) Dmytro Yemelyanenko participated in the exhibition AquaTherm’2016. This specialized event gathers annually more than 1,000 participants and representatives of more than 300 national and international companies who present the latest engineering solutions. The feature of this year’s exhibition was presentation of the energy saving technologies and solutions for the heating, air conditioning, water treatment systems, etc.

 In his speech, Dmytro Yemelyanenko noted that Ukraine today more than ever needs maximum concentration of its efforts to strengthen its energy security. "Implementation of the energy efficiency measures, without question, is the basis for energy independence of Ukraine. And, first of all, these measures need to be implemented in the municipal sector. For instance, the systems of lighting, transportation, water supply and sewage, heating and solid waste management require modernization. The USAID Project experts assist their partner cities on a daily basis to reduce energy consumption step by step."

Energy Efficiency Partnership Forum

USAID Project team has supported the Second Energy Efficient Partnership Forum “Energy Service: Investments in Energy Efficiency of Public Sector and Benefits for Residential Buildings”. Participants of the event were more than 600 representatives of the international organizations, public, condominiums, relevant Ministries and agencies, oblast, district and city administrations. Key topics for discussion were national and regional achievements in the sphere of energy efficiency of the residential stock, international energy service practices in the Ukrainian realities, as well as support of the international programs on introduction of energy service in Ukraine.

Honorable guests of the Forum were Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Henadii Zubko, SAEE Chairman Serhii Savchuk, Chiefs of Party of USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID Project), GIZ, IFC.

During the official opening ceremony, Ms. Diana Korsakaite, Chief of Party of the USAID Project, stressed importance of ESCO development in Ukraine – one of potentially efficient mechanisms for financing of energy efficiency improvements which have already proved its effectiveness in the USA and European countries.

Start of Sustainable Energy Days

Lviv became the second of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project (USAID Project) partner cities to hold Sustainable Energy Days activities. The date of the event is very symbolic – April 22 – International Earth Day. It is precisely on this date that various events helping people attract attention to environmental problems and try saving the planet by joint efforts taking place all over the world.

The USAID Project team contributed by setting up an information kiosk for visitors to Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Park in Lviv. Here, visitors could receive specialized brochures and tips from the USAID Project on saving energy, heat insulation for houses, the installation of energy efficient windows, etc. Children participated in scientific clean energy labs and master classes on making toy windmills. In this way, the volunteers and USAID Project team could reach out to children and tell them about renewable energy sources. Also, the USAID Project’s experts worked as jury members for the contest among 9-11 grade students from Lviv secondary schools for making energy efficient devices from materials at hand. The winners received prizes and souvenirs from the USAID Project and the Lviv City Council.

New Resource Center in Ternopil

A HOA and Clean Energy Resource Center was officially opened in Ternopil during Sustainable Energy Day. From now on, the residents of Ternopil will be able to receive information materials and expert consultations regarding the establishment of a condominium including the preparation of the necessary documents, and the implementation of energy efficiency measures in multi-apartment buildings in order to reduce both energy consumption and communal services bills. Equipment, computers, and information materials came courtesy of the USAID Project Municipal Energy Reform (USAID Project). In addition, the Project trained the Center’s staff on the legal, administrative and technical issues connected to the establishment and support of the proper work of the condominiums and energy efficiency improvement in multi-apartment buildings. With this opening, Ternopil became the thirteenth city in which an HOA and Clean Energy Resource Center is established with Project support.

Conference “Low Emission Development of Ukraine”

Conference “Low Emission Development of Ukraine” took place in Kyiv on April 22 with support of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project. Participants of the event were international experts, representatives of the public, relevant ministries, SAEE and NAS of Ukraine. During the conference, they started development of Ukraine’s Low Emission Development Strategy Action Plan. Development and further implementation of this document is envisaged by the Paris Climate Agreement signed on the same day in New York by the representatives of Ukraine and other 170 countries of the world.

Presentations: Beginning of the Low Emission Development Action Plan development process,  Low emission development strategiesNational Plan on Energy Efficiency through 2020Concept and Status of Ukraine’s climate change state policy Renewable energy development  - one of low emission development directions in Ukraine.



Exhibition-Forum Independent Heat Power Industry

On April 19, Diana KorsakaiteChief of Party of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project (USAID Project), participated in the 20th industrial Exhibition and Forum “Independent heat power industry. During the official Opening Ceremony, Ms.Korsakaite mentioned that: “The Issues of energy Efficiency and energy Saving are currently priority Issues not only for Ukraine, but for the World as a whole. Efficiency in the use of available Energy resources Depends on fruitful Cooperation between the State, Manufacturers, and international OrganizationsWe hope that this anniversary Exhibition will help the Participants build strong mutual Relations which in future will help Ukraine become energy independent”. During the ExhibitionMs.Korsakaite gave a Presentation at the Municipal Energy Forum regarding the Experience and Results of the USAID Projects work on Creating the legislative Framework and Conditions for expanding the Opportunities of Municipalities to invest in energy Reform.

USAID Project Partner Cities Work on Their SEAPs

Another three partner cities of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID project) have conducted public hearings on their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs). In February, the mayors of Ternopil and Khmelnytskyi presented their plans for discussion by the public, and in March public hearings were held in Rivne. These SEAPs are developed by the municipalities participating in the European initiative “Covenant of Mayors” for resolving of the current global environmental and energy problems (exhaustible fossil energy resources, greenhouse effect and related adverse climate change, etc.). Every city includes in its plan a number of investment projects focused on promoting the reduction of СО2 emissions and reduction of energy consumption by the city. For example, 36 energy efficiency projects were proposed in Ternopil with a total expected energy savings of 679,396.79 MW•h/year. Ternopil plans to reduce СО2 emission in 2020 by 22.15% due to the implementation of its SEAP. Read more<<

New Manual from USAID Project

The USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID project) presents "Best Affordable Technologies for Housing and Communal Services Sector of Ukraine", which is its guidelines on technology selection. The manual covers the best technologies that can be introduced in the housing and communal services sector for increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy resources consumption. Every description includes a brief overview and the principles of operation, principles of the energy saving equipment, its key technical and economic parameters, advantages and deficiencies, as well as its area of application, criteria for selection and implementation. First of all, the manual will be interesting to developers of energy saving projects and representatives of city authorities who are directly making decisions on selecting the best technologies in energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. You can download the manual here.
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