On October 18, 2018, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine participated in the meeting of the Committee of energy efficiency entrepreneurs at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine. The chairman of the UABio, Geletukha Georgiy, delivered a presentation "How to save and develop district heating in Ukraine" (based on the interim report of the Municipal Energy Reform Project, USAID).
The report outlines main problems that exist today in the district heating (DH) of Ukraine. In particular, the reduction of the share of the DH, the critical state of heating networks, the deterioration of the economic situation of DH enterprises. The speaker drew attention to main causes of the degradation of DH systems in Ukraine, advantages and disadvantages of the DH and individual heat supply systems, problems of the DH planning at state and local levels and proposed ways to overcome the problems.
An active discussions revolved around the existing problems of the DH of Ukraine as a result of which it was proposed to address a letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and other state authorities asking to take into account the proposals of the Committee for the protection of the DH in Ukraine.Full text of the presentation "How to save and develop district heating in Ukraine" (in Ukranian)