Priorities in the field of energy efficiency in 2019 to support the population in house insulation and large-scale energy modernization of the country have become key topics of the discussion that took place in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with the participation of lawmakers of Ukraine, representatives of ministries, business and experts.
"Warm loans are among the successful mechanisms of increasing energy efficiency. Over 4 years more than 500 thousand families, and this is actually the whole Zhytomyr region, have insulated the houses and already saved 20-50% or more on utility services by", the Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Serhii Savchuk stressed, while delivering a speech.
In turn, the state reduces gas consumption and increases budget revenues. Thus, during the program's operation, with the co-financing of the Government, banks, local authorities and population, the country attracted 7 billion hryvnias.
Private households also need energy efficiency incentives, since they consume more than 2 times more gas than district heating companies which supply heat to high-rise apartment houses.
Apart from the"warm loans", due to the assistance of the deputy corps, an energy service was introduced. Thanks to the correct legal framework, about 200 ESCO agreements worth than UAH 200 million are already being implemented in various budget institutions.
"At the same time, we, together with the interested parties, are working on improving the mechanism of the energy service. The current issue for market players has already been outlined and appropriate legislative changes are being introduced", Serhii Savchuk underscored.
Energy efficiency in the industry remains a priority issue. The relevant mechanism has already been shaped by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving in synergy with the Ukraine Denmark Energy Centre and other international partners.