Ukraine has a well-developed district heating sector in terms of geographical coverage, but it requires significant investment in modernisation of generation capacities and networks to increase efficiency and reliability of operations.
Overall there are over 1000 heat supplying companies in Ukraine, and centralised heat supply covers 40% of the population. Most multi-apartment buildings and some private buildings in cities and towns are connected to district heating networks with a total length of about 21 000 km. Natural gas is the main fuel for district heating. However, there is an increasing number of examples of using biomass for heat energy generation.
DHS operators face intense competition for customers base, as during the last decade there was a tendency of natural gas-fired boilers installation in individual apartments in existing multi-apartment buildings connected to district heating systems, while newly constructed multi-apartment buildings are often equipped with individual natural gas-fired boilers or decentralised heating solutions.
The goals of state policy implementation in the area of heat supply include achieving a 40% share of alternative energy sources and reducing energy losses to 10% before 2035.
The document aims at formulation of proposals for state policy actions directed at the support of modernization projects in district heating systems and transition to efficient district heating in line with the EU standards. The document has been developed based on the discussions and activities executed within KeepWarm projects, consultations with KeepWarm project partners and other interested stakeholders. Recommendations are structured in the following four groups: (1) Heating visions, strategies and plans; (2) Supporting actions and expert guidance; (3) Planning and regulation; (4) Funding.
The purpose of this Service Pitch Book is to relay the availability of replicable, bankable examples of DH-retrofits for both energy efficiency (EE) and integrating more sustainable energy sources (i.e. RES and/or excess heat, ExH), as well as providing information about national contexts, especially useful to audiences outside a particular country. It highlights the pilot DHSs which have been actively participating in KeepWarm’s activities, giving them visibility as well as stimulating networking opportunities to reach out to them directly for improving DH even further.
This Showroom has been translated into the languages of KeepWarm project partners. Please find here the Ukrainian version.
KeepWarm Guidance Document
This guidance document has been created as a means of helping you navigate some of the key issues involved in upgrading your district heating (DH) by using more sustainable energy sources, namely from a variety of viable renewable energy sources and/or excess heat harvestable from industrial/commercial processes. Integrating and fully-switching to these greener DH alternatives makes sense not only at an operational level, but is greatly supportive, if not essential, for the successful implementation of a variety of Europe’s flagship policy initiatives.
This Guidance Document has been translated into the languages of KeepWarm project partners. Please find here the Ukrainian version.
District Heating Modernization Projects in Zhytomyr DHS:
District Heating Modernization Projects in Ternopil DHS - Energy Efficiency:
District Heating Modernization Projects in Ternopil DHS - Biomass to Energy:
The tailor made Capacity Building programm for Ukraine covers training topics identified by Ukrainian DHS operators and staff during the needs assessment phase. The highest priorities have been given to technical topics, financial topics and managerial topics. Top priority topics were additionally identified in RES and EE including waste to energy aspects. The trainings have been evaluated through anonymous questionnaires by the trainees.
Replicable DHS demo cases
KeepWarm Inspire event series in Ukraine on district heating modernisation concluded
The series of KeepWarm e-seminars on district heating modernisation in Ukraine concluded on 6 August 2020 with a fourth event involving discussion of priority investment projects in Ternopil and Zhytomyr district heating systems with twinning...
Proposals for national District Heating action plan discussed in Ukraine
A total of 55 participants representing the State and local authorities, the national Regulator, scientific institutions, businesses, district heating operators and the overall expert community took part in an active discussion of the proposals for...
Best practices in district heating discussed during second KeepWarm webinar in Ukraine
The second webinar within the Inspire Event series of KeepWarm in Ukraine was devoted to best practices in district heating and attended by 33 participants. The webinar was organised by Ukrainian KeepWarm partner KT-Energy LLC on 16 July 2020.Kyryl...
Series of KeepWarm webinars on district heating modernisation started in Ukraine
The KeepWarm project Inspire Event series in Ukraine started on 9 July 2020. The first webinar was devoted to the presentation of district heating modernisation projects being developed by KeepWarm partners in four Ukrainian cities. It was organised...
Final trainings on financial, organisational and managerial aspects held in Ukraine
The trainings on financial, organisational and managerial matters for Ukrainian DHS companies were provided within the framework of KeepWarm project from 23 till 25 of April 2019. The Ukrainian DHS sector faces important challenges concerning the...
Learning about best practice in renewable energy for district heating in Ukraine
The third training for representatives of Ukrainian district heating systems in the framework of KeepWarm, organised by project partner KT-Energy, took place on 12-14 March 2019 in Kamianets-Podilskyi city. It included lectures on renewable energy...
Country project partner
KT-Energy LLC is KeepWarm's project partner in Ukraine. KT-Energy LLC provides consultancy and project development services in the areas of power, energy efficiency, and carbon emission reduction projects since 2010.
Contact person: Mr. Kyryl Tomliak, director of KT-Energy LLC, email@example.com