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 energy strategy of Ukraine foresees the development of heat supply systems taking into account the economic feasibility of locally available fuel types, regional and national energy infrastructure, as well as increased efficiency of heat supply. Investment requirements in district heating sector is estimated at about 10 billion USD, while the potential for resulting natural gas savings is 4.1 billion cubic meter per annum. 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.

Read more in the information note "District Heating in Ukraine" in the KeepWarm Resources section below.

Replicable DHS demo cases

Capacity Building

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.

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,

KeepWarm resources