Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Volodymyr Maystryshyn in a program "Stolytsia" on TV channel "Kyiv" told about the competition in the district heating sector. How a mayor can influence the formation of the heating rate and how the population can reduce their expenditure on the purchase of heat.

Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha said that Ukrainian bioenergy sector is currently open for local investors because the sector develops even at the relatively small investments. However, in a few years, when the heating network will be ready and legal barriers settled, the sector will be able to accept large foreign investors, especially for the construction of CHP with heat and electricity production.

Bioenergy is steadily developing towards natural gas substitution. According to statistics of 2014, the sector substituted 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. Now this substitution increases by 0.5 billion m3 per year and by 2020 the sector should reach the substitution of more than 7 bln. cubic meters of natural gas per year.