Organized by the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency.

The webinar record:


  • Oleksandra Gumeniuk, Director of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency
  • Olena Baida, Senior expert of the STARTER project
  • Mykhailo Levytskyi, Head of the Certification Body of Technical and Management Services LLC
  • Serhiy Porovskyy, Principal expert on Energy Efficiency Financing and Policy for the Project, UNIDO
  • Oleksandr Sinenko, EUREM Project Coordinator in Ukraine
  • Chebotaryova Svitlana, Advisor of the project “Promotion of energy efficiency and implementation of the EU Directive on energy efficiency in Ukraine”
  • Vadym Lytvyn, Chairman of the Association of Energy Auditors of Ukraine;
  • Valentina Huch-Denysenko, Energy Efficiency Project Coordinator, EUEA

Oleksandra Gumeniuk noted that

Ukraine has great potential for the implementation of sustainable development projects, including in the field of energy efficiency. EUEA aims to contribute to the transparent development of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ukraine, through the promotion of fair and sustainable business practice, raising of public awareness of energy issues, and by influencing government energy policy.

Olena Baida provided information of the law «On Energy Efficiency »:

“Large enterprises must conduct the first energy audit within 3 years after the entry into force of the Law, by November 14, 2024. An energy audit should be conducted every 4 years. As an alternative, companies implement an energy or environmental management system. The law also obliges the State Agency for Energy Efficiency to monitor implement mandatory energy audits and the implementation of energy / environmental management systems. Currently, the law does not provide for fines for non-compliance with the law by large enterprises, but it is possible that such rules will be adopted later, in accordance with Ukraine’s obligations under the Association Agreement. ”

Serhiy Porovsky noted that energy intensity and non-resource efficiency have significant negative consequences both at the level of enterprises and at the level of the Ukrainian economy. This has a particularly negative impact on the cost and competitiveness of the national product, as well as on the stability and security of the energy system. Inefficient use of especially energy resources leads to the carbonization of the economy – significant CO2 emissions. The implementation of energy efficiency measures is not just a matter of legal requirements, but more a matter of “survival” of both the country’s economy and enterprises. The implementation of SEnM, of course, will reveal the potential and correctly assess the real result of the implementation of energy efficiency measures. To support the implementation of SEnM in enterprises, UNIDO has launched several important products, the main of which are:

  • Loan Guarantee Fund (UNIDO / UKRGASBANK),
  • Borrower Support Programs under the Loan Guarantee Fund,
  • and together with the EUEA – ” The All-Ukrainian Award: Pacesetters for Energy Management”.

Mykhailo Levitsky provided information on energy management system certification at the enterprise:

“Certification of energy management systems begins with the need to fill out an application on the website of the certification body, which indicates the number of employees and other information about the company. The certification body then estimates the approximate amount of work. In general, the certification of the energy management system consists of two stages: 1) familiarization with the documentation of the enterprise and carrying out corrective actions if necessary; 2) Departure to the industrial site. The duration of certification of the energy management system and the cost depends on the size of the enterprise. The larger the enterprise, the more man-days it takes to complete the work and the cost is calculated accordingly. The term of certification can be from 1 month to 6 months, and the cost of certification of the energy management system is 1-6 thousand $ and more ”

Sinenko Alexander provided information on training for energy managers at the company and about EUREM courses.

“EUREM is a certified postgraduate education program that enhances the skills of experts in the field of energy management and energy efficiency. EUREM training programs contain theoretical and practical components, including the development and feasibility study of an energy efficiency project for implementation in the company where the students work. ”

 Ventina Huch-Denysenko presented about the Program «The All-Ukrainian Award: Pacesetters for Energy Management»:  «The All-Ukrainian Award: Pacesetters for Energy Management is the first of its kind in Ukraine, which recognizes leading organizations for their energy management achievements. The Award is implemented by EUEA with the support of the UNIDO project. Any organization located in Ukraine in the industrial, commercial, or public sector is eligible to participate. The top entries will receive the prestigious Award of Excellence and certificate for energy efficiency services from 7,500 to 15,000 USD»

Chebotaryova Svitlana provided the results of GIZ’s work on energy efficiency in the industry:

“Almost 100 companies became project partners. Energy audits of enterprises were carried out and energy efficiency measures were implemented. Also, the project developed manuals for conducting energy audits and determining its cost.”

Vadym Lytvyn noted that  “The cost of energy audit of the enterprise depends on the terms of reference and size of the enterprise. On average, the cost of a full energy audit is up to 1-2% of the company’s costs to pay for energy resources. Currently, there are about 30 energy auditors in the market with more and more specialists in demand for such services. ”