The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) and the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) are providing further resources to modernise district heating systems in Ukraine, which account for 20 per cent of the country’s total CO2 emissions and consume almost 44 per cent of its resources for heat energy. These investments in district heating systems aim to increase energy and cost efficiencies, improve financial sustainability and support the regulatory reform of municipal utilities.
The latest of these projects will be implemented in the western municipality of Lutsk, for which the EBRD will provide a loan of up to €7 million, which will be supported by a €3 million loan from the CTF to the communal enterprise “Lutskteplo”. The project will also receive a grant of up to €4 million from the E5P to which the European Union is the largest contributor. The proceeds will be used to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy losses, gas and electricity consumption and improve district heating services for almost 150,000 residents in Lutsk in almost 55,000 households
The loan will finance the installation of 210 individual heating sub-stations and a bio-fuel boiler with a net capacity of approximately 2.5MW. It will also help decommission 11 inefficient basement boilers; replace 19 obsolete small boilers with modern high efficiency gas boilers; modernise 15 boiler houses; and replace almost 13 kilometres of distribution network pipes with pre-insulated pipes. Loan proceeds will also be used to install a computerised monitoring and dispatching system, which will control the network operations.
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