On April 23, the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine took part in a seminar on financial and organizational issues within the Seminar in the framework of the project "Improving the efficiency of district heating systems in Central and Eastern Europe" in Kyiv, Ukraine. The seminar on organizational and managerial issues attracted about 20 representatives of state institutions, associations and local self-government bodies.

Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine presented the vision of the association: "How to maintain and develop district heating in Ukraine?" and "The Draft Law on the Implementation of Competition in the District Heating System of Ukraine", noting that:

"If negative trends in the DH sector of Ukraine continue in the future, we will be completely left without DH systems, and at the same time without heat supply facilities at competitive prices and in an environmentally safe way!" ... "We see the only strategic way for saving DH systems - they have to generate heat significantly (by 20-40%) cheaper than individual heat supply systems on gas!"

In the presentation of Georgii Geletukha (see below), the issues discussed are:

  • Causes of degradation of DH systems in Ukraine
  • Advantages and disadvantages of DH and individual heat supply systems
  • Measures to save DH systems in Ukraine
  • Ways of implementing long-term planning
  • DH in Ukraine at the state and regional levels
  • Road map for improving the efficiency of DH systems
  • Diagram of DH systems development

Chairman of the UABio Supervisory Board, Volodymyr Maistrishin spoke about the introduction of the heat market in Ukraine: the way, prospects, international experience, having noted the positive experience of Lithuania.

Oleg Garnik, Analytical Center of VAOMS "Association of Ukrainian Cities" noted that:

"The total debt of the population for housing and communal services in Ukraine - UAH 60 billion. And this debt only increases"

and supported the way: to transfer the maximum of tariff-setting processes in housing and communal services to local self-government bodies. According to him, it will accelerate and improve transparency of this process.

Irina Sysoeva, State Agency for Energy Efficiency, presented the requirements of EU legislation on renewable energy sources and certification of biomass:

"Biomass is carbon neutral, if its production meets the criteria of sustainability"
Agenda (in Ukrainian)
How to maintain and develop district heating in Ukraine? Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.Seminar in the framework of the project "Improving the efficiency of district heating systems in Central and Eastern Europe", 23 April, Kyiv, Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
Draft law on the introduction of competition in district heating of Ukraine. Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.Seminar in the framework f the project "Improving the efficiency of district heating systems in Central and Eastern Europe", 23 April, Kyiv, Ukraine (in Ukrainian)