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.