Oleksandra Gumeniuk About Energy Effciiency in Housing Sector in Cities of Ukraine

IMG-6d5e094d40bed43412d358530454decd-Vdena* (German Energy Agency) has created an international platform for experts from Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine in the area of ​​municipal energy infrastructure, in order to strengthen the dialogue between the countries of the Eastern Partnership, Central Asia and Germany and the launch of new projects.

Within the platform, thematic conferences are scheduled in Berlin (April 2018), Astana (June 2018) and Minsk (October 2018). In connection with this, on April 16, a conference on "Sustainable heat and power supply in cities" was held, where Oleksandra Gumeiuk, Deputy Director of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency presented the state of development of energy efficiency of housing consumption.

Oleksandra Gumeniuk shared with representatives from different countries about the current state support program for multi-apartment buildings, which compensates for 20% of the body of credit received for energy-efficient measures. According to the analysis of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine for 2015-2016, Rivne, Lutsk and Lviv became leaders in the use of such state support. It should be noted that in most cities of Ukraine there are also local energy efficiency programs that provide either partial financing of energy efficiency measures in a multi-apartment building (50%, 70%) or partial body / loan repayment. Thus, when implementing energy-efficient measures, the owners of multi-apartment houses invest their own funds from 10% to 50% of the total cost. Oleksandra also spoke about the newly created State Energy Efficiency Fund and the work that continues to prepare for its full functioning from August 2018.

Interesting for the audience was the reference to the Revolving Fund of Condominiums in Kakhovka, which provides financing for major repairs and energy-efficient measures without interest and according to the statement of the Board of condominium, a member of this Revolving Fund. The Revolving Fund is financed from members fees (now 11 condominiums are members), from the city budget (in 2018 the city of Kakhovka allocated 700 000 UAH), as well as from other non-forbidden sources. Summing up the speech of Oleksandra Gumeniuk emphasized the following: there is an urgent need to continue financial incentives for energy-efficient measures in the residential sector; monetization of subsidies; increase the capacity of the Board of Directors of condominiums and their professionalism in managing energy-efficient projects in multi-apartment residential buildings; improving the quality of communication between business and residential building, in particular, in the supply of business not only material or equipment, but an integrated solution and further service / maintenance of a residential building.

Svyatoslav Pavlyuk, Executive Director of the Association of Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine, provided examples of the use of renewable energy sources by Ukrainian cities to provide energy to cities, including Mirgorod and Kamyansky.

The Viessmann representative shared successful examples of autonomous energy supply for small towns, micro-districts and residential neighborhoods using combined renewable energy sources.

Vira Radchenko - Head of the Department for Development of Housing and Utilities, Department of the Kyiv City State Administration of Housing and Communal Infrastructure, spoke on the introduction of energy management in budgetary buildings of the city of Kyiv. At present, the city does not use the appropriate software, but has introduced mandatory daily reporting on electricity, heat and water consumption. Thanks to this simple data collection implementation, among more than 1,000 budget buildings, unauthorized use was detected in some of them (bakery or laundry in the school's premises, for example).

Other participants were also interesting: Sergei Polishchuk, Director of NPF Ergonomics LLP (Karaganda, Kazakhstan) shared experience in integrating data from counters on resource consumption in 1C. Accounting and convenience of data management automation, as well as intelligent solutions for the energy efficiency of a private apartment. The German ista International GmbH and CO2online have talked about automation and advanced data management technologies. Representatives of Den repeatedly repeated during their speeches that the energy strategy of Germany was set to completely abandon coal by 2030 and, from 2050, "0" CO2 into the atmosphere.

* dena 

is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As the "Agency for the Applied Energy Transition" they contribute to the attainment of energy and climate policy objectives.

dena develops solutions and puts them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to achieve this, they bring together partners from politics and industry across all sectors - with an enthusiasm for one of the most exciting challenges of our time.

dena focuses efforts on the building, power and transport consumption sectors, as well as on issues relating to energy generation, storage, networking, and digitalisation. dena realises pilot projects, advises politicians, manufacturers and service providers, qualifies multipliers, informs consumers, builds networks, encourage international exchanges and develops future scenarios.

To do so, dena primarily focuses on market instruments and innovative business models. They view the energy system as a whole, because it is becoming increasingly vital to link the many different parts of the world of energy to each other. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany and the KfW Group.

German-Ukrainian Efficient House Pilot Project:

A building refurbishment project in Ukraine organised by dena, Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa, the East European Housing Industry Initiative, and Kompetenzzentrum Großsiedlungen e.V., Centre of Expertise for Large Housing Estates, has met with enthusiastic response in Ukraine. The focus here is on 20 pilot projects for the energy-efficient refurbishment of apartment buildings in Ukraine.


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