EU Sustainable Energy Week: energy modernization of Ukraine's housing sector
On October 1, on the eve of the opening of the 12th European Week of Sustainable Energy in Ukraine, at the initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine in Chortkiv, Ternopil region, a media day was held on energy modernization of Ukraine's housing sector.
An example of such energy transformation of housing was a house with HOA “Y.Konovaltsia #2” in Chortkiv,” modernized according to the Energodim program. On October 1, he was visited by journalists of nine Ukrainian leading TV channels and local media, representatives of the EU, MinRegion, municipalities and IFС.
The value of all works amounted to UAH 3.9 million, of which 70% or UAH 2.7 million were covered by the grant under the program.
“This insulated house should become an example to follow not only for Chortkiv, but for the whole of Ukraine. According to the calculations of energy auditors, after the modernization of the high-rise building, the co-owners will save more than 252.6 thousand kWh/year or 168.7 thousand UAH/year. Thus, energy consumption will be reduced by almost 35.1%, - said Yegor Fareniuk, acting director of the Energy Efficiency Fund.
In turn, Chloe Allio, Head of Section "Economic Cooperation, Energy, Infrastructure and Environment” of the EU Delegation to Ukraine stressed that this year's European Sustainable Energy Week is taking place in Ukraine for the twelfth time under the slogan "Opening Green Potential Together".
“Ukraine consistently supports the European Green Deal and is an active organizer of the European Sustainable Energy Week. This week is the 12th in a row, and we are opening it in the hospitable city of Ternopil. We encourage the Ukrainian authorities, municipalities, the private sector, civil society and consumers to promote energy saving and renewable energy initiatives. All this will help Ukraine on its way to the "green" course and in the "green" recovery after the pandemic, "said Chloe Allio.
On October 2, the European Week of Sustainable Energy in Ukraine 2021 started in Ternopil, as part of which a number of actions were held in the city on this day, aimed at raising the level of energy saving and conscious consumption of resources among residents.
The week began with a seminar for mayors on climate change in Ukrainian cities.
During the event, participants exchanged ideas and shared experiences in implementing energy efficient projects, discussed ways to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal and organize comprehensive measures to combat and adapt to climate change.
Today, the Energodim program, implemented by the Energy Efficiency Fund, is one of the effective tools for achieving the goals of the European Green Deal in Ukraine.
Currently, there are 610 condominiums in Ternopil. The city has a program of co-financing of energy efficiency measures for 2021-2024, under which citizens are reimbursed 10% of the loan amount, but no funding has been allocated yet.
Applications for participation in the Energodim program were submitted by 11 condominiums from Ternopil, 8 - from other cities of the region.
The Fund signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Ternopil City Council in November 2019.
For reference. European Sustainable Energy Week is held in European cities, which have signed an agreement with mayors and pledged to reduce non-renewable energy consumption and carbon emissions by 20% in a few years, and increase the share of renewable energy to 20%.
European Sustainable Energy Week will last until October 29, 2021. The cities-signatories of the Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy are actively joining this initiative of the EU Delegation.
14 cities from all over Ukraine plan to hold Energy Days in October in order to promote energy-efficient, more energy-efficient and ecological way of life and management among the population.