Ukraine should reduce its final energy consumption by 20% by 2020, while its forecast by 2030 – to cut by 30%. Achieving this KPI is possible through the measures outlined in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan up to 2020-2030. The Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadii Zubko emphasized at a Government meeting, commenting on the adoption of the relevant order.
“We are introducing new approaches to the medium-term planning of public energy efficiency policies to meet the requirements of Directive 2012/27/EC on setting targets for reducing primary/final energy consumption. Thus, the consumption of primary energy in Ukraine in 2020 should not exceed 101,300 tons of oil equivalent, while final – 55,500 tons. Reducing energy consumption is our commitment, which allows for Ukraine’s integration into the European environment and brings us closer to energy independence”, noted Hennadii Zubko.
So, one of the effective tools that will affect the reduction of energy consumption in the residential sector is the Energy Efficiency Fund, which was launched this year.
The Deputy Prime Minister said that a National Energy Efficiency Plan with KPI up to 2030 is currently being developed.
According to Ukraine's energy balances: in 2013, primary consumption was 111 008 thousand tonnes, final consumption – 69,557,000 tonnes of oil equivalent; in 2016 – 88,748,000 tonnes and 51,645,000 tonnes respectively (but excluding consumption of temporarily occupied territories). It should be noted that the forecasts for 2020 are made taking into account the estimates of energy consumption in the temporarily occupied territories.