In Ukraine, there are more than 240 thousand multifamily buildings, half of which are connected to district heating (DH). Sociology says that most of the apartment owners, who live in these homes, are not satisfied with the quality of services provided by local utilities. Complaints are typical for all regions: barely warm batteries or overheated in winter, lack of hot water in the summer, frequent network failures and in-house equipment.
The article deals with the issues:
– Abroad experience: more investment, reasonable tariffs, 100% accounting;
– What shall we do?
– Long-term planning – protecting the interests of consumers;
– Ukrainian realities – not in favor of consumers.
Read the full article here:Central heating: Ukraine on the verge of a catastrophe. Electronic edition “Obozrevatel.”, September 8, 2018 (in Ukrainian)
The article is prepared on the basis of the USAID project “Municipal Energy Reform in Ukraine”. The opinions expressed by the authors in this publication do not necessarily coincide with the position of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Government of the United States of America