UK Emb logoOn Friday 11th April, 2014, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA) held the closing event for the British-financed project “Ukraine’s Sustainable Energy Future – Challenges and Opportunities”, which took place at the British Embassy’s premises in Kyiv.

This 2-hours event consisted of a Business/Social breakfast giving the opportunity to participants to hear the opinions and updates on Energy Efficiency policy in Ukraine and in particular to the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) to 2020, which the State Agency for Energy Saving and Energy Conservations (SAEE) of Ukraine has been developing within the framework of the Energy Community treaty.

Among the speakers, Ms. Lavery, First Secretary on Energy Policy, Head of the Commercial Department (British Embassy), and Mr. Wolfram Rehbock, chairman of EUEA, opened the event by saying a few words on the relevance of Energy Efficiency in Ukraine as well as the main outcomes of the project developed by EUEA. Following them, Mr. Tron, Chief State Inspector for Energy Conservation of the Department of the State Regulation (SAEE) and Mrs Christiana Hageneder, Project Director, Energy Efficiency in Municipalities (GIZ), provided a more extensive presentation on the current status of the NEEAP and future plans, and assessment of EE in buildings within the NEEAP, respectively.

Such presentations gave way to relevant stakeholders of Energy Efficiency development in Ukraine to engage in active discussion on the principles on which the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan has been developed, effectively provide feedback on how it could be improved, and offer the relevant platform for active communication as well as to create the basis for productive relationship building and future cooperation.

During the event the booklet Assessment and Recommendations on Ukraine’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, as well as the Energy Efficiency Policy Paper (2014 review) have been distributed.

EUEA would like to once more thank the British Embassy for selecting it as its partner to this important project, and looks forward to future opportunities dedicated to further improving energy efficiency policy in Ukraine.