The country in synergy with international partners from the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) continues to cooperate in energy efficiency reform. First of all, it concerns issues pertaining to the "warm loans" program, the launch of the Energy Efficiency Fund, and the support for the IQ Energy program. This was stated by Vice Prime Minister/ Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko at the Renewable Energy Forum '17.
"Together with experts from the EBRD, we have developed software for calculating the energy efficiency certificate of buildings. This is a powerful instrument, first and foremost, for energy auditors who will be able to certify the houses and provide quality services to the residents", the Vice Prime Minister stressed.
According to him, the software developed within two years will be maintained with the support of experts from the EBRD. This software will have an open access under the preliminary agreement with the EBRD.
The EU confirmed its readiness to provide the Energy Efficiency Fund with EUR 100 million in order to start funding of specific energy efficiency projects.
"We expect to sign a financial agreement on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Fund that is worth 100 million euros with the European Union. We also received assistance to the tune of 10 million euros from the German Government. This is just an initial step. The sustained cooperation that envisages five-year program of support for Energy Efficiency Fund is of utmost importance for Ukraine," the Vice Prime Minister underscored.