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A tale of two buildings: the building after USAID provided energy efficient insulation (left); energy inefficient building right
A tale of two buildings: the building on the left after USAID provided energy efficient insulation; on the right - a building that remains energy inefficient.
Rachel Chilton

USAID leads efforts to decrease energy dependence and CO2 emissions in Ukraine by reducing waste and inefficiency in central heating systems. 

USAID energy programs improve Ukraine’s energy efficiency and reduce the country’s critical dependence on energy imports. USAID works with Ukrainian leaders to reform Ukraine’s extremely energy-intensive municipal heating sector by strengthening the legal, regulatory, and institutional frameworks necessary to improve heating services. USAID also assists Ukraine’s efforts to create a social safety net to keep heat affordable to vulnerable populations.

Current programs:

Municipal Energy Reform Project (MERP)
Implementer: International resources group Ltd. (IRG)
September 27, 2013 – March 31, 2018

The goal of the Municipal Energy Reform Program is to reduce and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine resulting from the poor use of energy resources, which will lead to strengthened energy security and economic growth.

The Project will 1) support improvements in the clean energy regulatory and legislative enabling environment; 2) promote investment in clean energy technologies and applications; 3) provide capacity building training and awareness raising; 4) enhance the capacity of the Government of Ukraine in low emission development strategies.

Energy Sector Anticorruption and Fiscal Transparency Initiative in Ukraine (Transparent Energy)
Implementer: DiXi Group
June 15, 2016 – December 14, 2018

The Energy Sector Anticorruption and Fiscal Transparency Initiative in Ukraine (Transparent Energy) combats corruption and improves fiscal transparency in Ukraine’s energy sector by disclosing, analyzing, and publicizing energy sector information commonly obscured from public view. The project benefits many stakeholders, including household consumers, journalists, experts, and businesses.  The activity monitors and collects data; initiates journalist investigations, information inquiries, and a public pressure campaign; and explores innovative models for disclosing fiscal information to the public, including legislative initiatives that would institute regularized public reporting of key energy data.

Ukraine Energy Regulatory Support
Project Period: June 2016 – 2018

This is a partnership program between the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). The goal of the partnership is to help enhance the ability of NEURC to regulate effectively the electricity and natural gas sectors in Ukraine by drawing on international best practices and relevant U.S. experience in market restructuring that encourages greater competition and transparency. NARUC’s USAID-supported partnership activities are also designed to assist NEURC with achieving its regulatory goals in line with implementation of the EU’s Third Energy Package.

Energy Technology and Governance Program 
Project Period: June 2016 – December 2018

The purpose of this activity is to assist electricity transmission system operator (TSO) UkrEnergo for the transmission system planning , static and dynamic analysis through technical assistance and participation in regional workshops with other TSOs. Activity is also planning technical assistance to UkrEnergo for integration of Ukrainian electricity system with Europe.

Last updated: January 24, 2018

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