The Strategy sets out a long-term plan for the gradual renovation of Ukraine’s building stock, taking into account energy-saving technologies. This is necessary to reduce energy consumption, as buildings consume the most energy. The implementation of comprehensive thermal modernisation will have a downward impact on utility bills. The strategy was developed by the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine together with its partners.
“Our task is not only to rebuild Ukraine, but also to modernise it. Improving energy efficiency is one of the steps towards this. It is also one of the priorities of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Using the world’s best energy-saving practices, such as thermal modernisation, will allow Ukraine to reduce energy costs.
In the context of the war and attacks by the russian occupiers on critical infrastructure facilities, we need to look for solutions that will allow us to support Ukraine’s energy system, use energy efficiently and respond more quickly in possible crisis situations,” commented Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.
The approved document defines 7 key goals for achieving energy efficiency and decarbonisation, namely:
“The Strategy is a fundamental programme document in the field of energy efficiency. The most important part ahead is its consistent and systematic implementation at all levels of government and in every sector of energy consumption. I am grateful to all the experts who worked on the development of this document. This is an important step towards Ukraine’s European integration,” said Oleksandr Butenko, Deputy Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.
In addition to the Thermal Modernisation Strategy, the concept of the State Targeted Economic Programme for Support of Thermal Modernisation of Buildings until 2030 and the Operational Action Plan for its implementation in 2024-2026 were also approved.
The thermal modernisation concept envisages the introduction of a system of financial support for initiatives of the population (primarily in individual residential buildings), local authorities and businesses to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and develop renewable energy sources integrated into buildings.