USAID is a leader in efforts to decrease energy dependence and CO2 emissions in Ukraine by reducing waste and inefficiency in central heating systems. USAID is promoting public-private partnerships that attract private capital and incorporate management incentives to modernize deteriorating and outdated public infrastructure and public services.
USAID energy programs are working to improve Ukraine’s energy efficiency and reduce the country’s heavy dependence on imported energy resources. USAID is helping to reform the Ukrainian municipal heating sector, a large consumer of energy, by strengthening the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks necessary to improve heating services. USAID is also helping implement measures to provide an effective social safety net to ensure affordable heat for vulnerable populations.
Local Alternative Energy Solutions in Myrhorod
Municipal Development Institute
May 23, 2013 – May 22, 2015
The project will develop environmentally and economically sustainable energy solutions in Myrhorod rayon of Poltava region, increasing the use of locally available biomass from agricultural residues. The project will develop critical elements of the clean energy infrastructure for local economic development. This will increase economic opportunities in the market for locally produced biomass, reduce CO2 emissions and energy bills, and increase energy independence for the region. These objectives will be achieved by: introducing a supportive regional regulatory environment; developing the infrastructure for collection, treatment, storage of biomass; preparing and implementing a model biofuel boiler facility; and developing a Public Private Partnership framework for private sector driven expansion of biomass in Poltava.
Partnership for Cleaner Energy Project
East Europe Foundation, Eurasia Network
September 30, 2010 – February 28, 2014
USAID is partnering with the Dnipropetrovsk oblast and rayon Councils, and the Donbas Fuel and Energy Company (DTEK) to develop a five-year strategy to save energy and reduce CO2 emission in the manufacturing, agriculture, communal and housing sectors of Dnipropetrovsk oblast. Through demonstration projects, the project seeks to attract investment in energy efficiency and CO2 reduction technologies and disseminate knowledge and best practices.
Last updated: November 25, 2013