Project: Twinning “Renewables Development in Ukraine”
Performer:
Austrian Energy Regulator E-Control, the Austrian Energy Agency, the Environmental Agency Austria, the Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism and the Italian institute EURAC Research, in partnership with the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.
Budget: €1 million.
Project Period: 15 months.

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So far, the energy crop growing sector in Ukraine is in its infancy, with almost 4,000 hectares of marginal land planted with energy crops. For the most part it is energy willow, poplar and miscanthus, which yield an average annual yield of 20 t/ha.

Potentially energy crops in the country can replace about 20 billion m³ of natural gas, or two thirds of the country's gas needs.

In Article:
- About energy crops and bioenergy potential of Ukraine
- Six successful examples of bioenergy facilities in Ukraine

Read full article "Bioenergy as a chance to replace 2/3 of Ukraine's gas needs: is the mission possible?" from the magazine "Ecology of the enterprise" (in Ukrainian)

Contributed to the preparation of materials:
Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
Vyacheslav Antonenko, expert of the UNDP project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine"

 

For information:
On March 20-21, 2019, within the framework of the UNDP project, a two-day study tour on seven bioenergy facilities in Kyiv, Cherkassy and Zhytomyr Region was held:
- More about the trip
- Video "Seven bioenergy facilities in Ukraine within the framework of UNDP project study visit"

Ivan Traksler, director of MHP Eco Energy and the first in Ukraine 5.7 MW biogas complex in his speech at the IV Seminar of Sustainable Agribusiness Forum (SAF Ukraine) described the main points that need to be moved so that the biogas complex was successful and worked on design capacity.

According to him, in order to correctly construct and start the biogas complex (BC) from the idea to the result it is necessary to fulfill a number of prerequisites, namely: to design and construct the BC, adhering to all requirements concerning the quality of materials, insulation and technological equipment; to correctly organize the process of start-up and adjustment of the first biogas; to get the biogas to the proper quality before submission to the cogeneration unit; to bring the cogeneration unit to the design capacity and to control the main parameters of the stable functioning of the biogas complex on a daily basis.

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The Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) is a global network of climate and clean energy financing experts, that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs developing climate and clean energy projects and private sector investors.

PFAN achieves this by:

  • providing free business coaching to projects,
  • increasing the chances of attracting investment; and
    growing its investor outreach.

PFAN hosting structure:

  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) www.unido.org 
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) www.reeep.org

PFAN goals are to build clean energy markets one business at a time, mitigate climate change and mobilise private investment in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Main services PFAN can offer for project developers:

  • Investment readiness assessment
  • Development and optimization of business model and financing structure
  • Assistance in preparation and final improvement of project documents (business plan, financial model, feasibility study, etc.).
  • Identification of potential investors and financiers
  • Introduction to investors at support of PFAN investment facilitation team
  • Investment facilitation: structuring and negotiating contracts with investors to receive funding.
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«Ecodevelop» (UABio member) received official accreditation of «Ukrgasbank» as an Eco-partner and General Contractor.

«Ecodevelop» became the first company in Ukraine, which received the status of General contractor for construction of biogas stations.

At the end of last year, «Ukrgasbank» began to develop a new direction - a public accreditation procedure for EPC-contractors. The main task is to minimize the possible risks of failure to perform by contractors and form a public register of professionals of the Ukrainian market. Thanks to its expertise and experience, the bank began to carry out a detailed analysis of the activities of EPC-contractors and form a pool of professional companies that investors can trust.

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There are about 4 million hectares of underutilized, marginal and contaminated agricultural lands in Ukraine. Traditional agriculture is not profitable for organizing on these lands. Most of these areas are suited very good for growing energy crops - willow, poplar, miscanthus, switchgrass and others. Their cultivation is actively developing in Europe: for farmers, it is a profitable business and land improvement, for local communities - it's additional income from land rent and job creation, for the country - energy independence and environmental improvement. It is projected that by 2020 the EU land available for cultivating energy crops will increase to 20.5 million hectares, and by 2030 - to 26.2 million hectares.

In Ukraine, the branch of growing energy crops is in its infancy, with about 4,000 hectares of marginal land planted with energy crops, mostly energy willow, , oplar and miscanthus, which average annual yield is 20 t/ha.

Bioenergy Association of Ukraine participated in UNDP study tour organized by UNDP Project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine". This article source is an article from the newspaper Den': "30% of natural gas "grows" in the fields" (in Ukrainian).

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Project: Energy Security Project (ESP)
Implementer: Tetra Tech, ES Inc.
Project Period: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023

The purpose of Energy Security Project (ESP) is to enhance Ukraine’s energy security. Improving the energy legal and regulatory environment and increasing the resilience of energy supply will help USAID to achieve broad-based, resilient economic development as a means to sustain Ukrainian democracy. Providing assistance for the creation and development of free market mechanisms is the main goal of ESP.

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The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine expressed its position on the draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply" regarding the improvement of the mechanism for the formation and establishment of tariffs for thermal energy, including those produced using alternative energy sources" in a letter to the Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Genadii Zubko and Head of SAEE of Ukraine Sergij Savchuk.

The text of the letter refers to the delimitation of powers of local self-government bodies and Energy and Utilities the National Regulatory Commission during the establishment of tariffs for heat energy from alternative sources of energy, the establishment of tariffs for heat energy from alternative sources of energy and other.

Read the full letter here (in Ukrainian).

People's deputies of Ukraine prepared an open letter regarding Ukraine's investment commitments in the field of renewable energy and the fulfillment of the terms of the Association Agreement with the EU and the goals of sustainable development. In the letter, the concern regarding the possible change of the existing rules of the game in the regulatory environment, which will negatively affect the development of renewable energy in Ukraine expressed by a number of people's deputies of Ukraine.

People's deputies consider it unacceptable to make any statements regarding changes in the existing state policy in the development of renewable energy in Ukraine by 2029. Because it can worsen the investor's interest.

Read the full text of the open letter here (in Ukrainian).

Середньозважені тарифи 22.12.2017On December 22, 2017, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving announced the average weighted tariffs for heat energy produced using gas for the needs of the population, institutions and organizations financed from the state or local budgets.

Pursuant to the requirements of Article 20 of the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply", the SAEE promulgates weighted average tariffs for thermal energy produced using natural gas for the needs of the population and budgetary institutions, as well as tariffs for the transportation and supply of thermal energy (http://saee.gov.ua/uk/content/serednozvazheni-taryfy).

Recall that the Law of Ukraine on the promotion of heat production from renewable sources (http://zakon0.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1959-19) introduced a simplified and transparent procedure for setting tariffs for heat "not from gas."

For reference:

The State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine quarterly up to the 25th day of the last month of the quarter calculates the weighted average tariff for the implementation of Article 20 of the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply" and in accordance with the Procedure for Calculation of Weighted Average Tariffs for Heat Energy Produced by Natural Gas for the Consumption of the Population, and organizations financed from the state or local budget, its transportation and supply, approved by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 06 09.09.2017 № 679.