The second series of meetings of six task forces working on the development of Ukraine’s Low Emission Development Plan took place in Kyiv. On 5-8 July, representatives of State ministries, the Academy of Sciences, businesses, NGOs, and the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project, discussed the full catalog of measures to be included in the Action Plan in the following sectors: energy supply, energy consumption in the housing and communal services sector, transport, agriculture, forestry and others. Also, a methodology for analysis was presented at the meetings that will allow to identify in the future the priority measures for low emission development in Ukraine.


The “Energy Efficiency: How Does the State Help the Populace?” discussion took place on July 12. Participants included Diana Korsakaite, Chief of Party of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project in Ukraine (USAID Project), Serhii Savchuk, SAEE Chairman, representatives of the Association of Energy Auditors of Ukraine, Civil network OPORA, International Financial Corporation, the chairmen of condominiums from Ukrainian cities, and journalists

The discussion focused on issues of state energy efficiency policy. Chairman Savchuk delivered a presentation on the results of the national survey on the efficiency of the State Program of Support to the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures for Condominiums, which was conducted with USAID support Also, the chairmen of condominiums from Lutsk, Lviv and Kharkiv told about their experience of energy efficiency measures implementation with loan funds, and about the mechanism of loan repayment.

Diana Korsakaite stated that, “We are very pleased that 98% of the respondents indicated that their experience of participation in this program was positive. And I am extremely pleased to mention that this happened with the help of our Project, as 20% of the respondents said that they received information on the energy efficiency measures and state energy efficiency support program from the Condominium Clean Energy Resource Centers that are currently operating in 13 partner cities”.

You can watch video from the event here.

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.

The USAID-funded Municipal Energy Reform Project is assisting the cities of Chernihiv, Khmelnytskyi, and Ternopil to receive €5 million or more in preferential loans (at about 1.31% annual in Euro) from the European Investment Bank for the modernization of municipal infrastructure. Read more<<

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.



The city of Khmelnytskyi has received approval from the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) Credit Committee for a preferential loan under the Energy-Saving Program for conducting a comprehensive thermal modernization of the city's five government-funded institutions. Read more<<

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.

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.

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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.


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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.

Municipal development institute The civil network OPORA
Association "Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine" Renewable Energy Agency
Association of energy auditors Association of Energy Engineers of Ukraine    

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.


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and Forecasting Ukrainian
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