USAID ESP and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine presented the Manual on Development of Heat Supply Schemes of Residential Settlements
USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine presented the Manual on Development of Heat Supply Schemes of Residential Settlements to two hundred representatives of DH companies, local administrations, developers of heat supply schemes, and other interested parties.
Introducing the event, Mr. Andriy Vedmid, Director of the Department for Utilities and Communal Services at Minregion, noted that even though the legislation requires such heat supply schemes to be developed for cities with populations of 20,000 or more, smaller communities could greatly benefit from this effective long-term planning tool. Mr. Vedmid highlighted the importance of joint efforts to preserve and develop the district heating system in Ukraine.
Mr. Andriy Nesterenko from USAID Ukraine noted that one of the cornerstones of the heat support program was facilitating a better framework and increased opportunities for DH entities, as well as engaging local stakeholders in heat supply planning and investment planning from a long-term perspective.
Mr. Dean White, ESP Chief of Party, noted the importance of heat supply schemes in the context of strategic energy planning in Ukrainian cities, in particular, considering the dramatic increase in gas prices, changing rules of procurement of natural gas, and delegation of many regulatory functions to the local level, as well as new rules of financing of investment projects by international financial organizations.
‘We have developed a practical manual that will help to organize and develop heat supply schemes. It is a set of practical tools and recommendations in one document, step-by-step instruction for the quick development and formal adoption of a heat supply scheme’ – Mr. White said.
The Manual was presented by the developers of this document – technical experts Volodymyr Pecherskyi, Vadym Lytvyn, Ivan Dalibozhak, Maria Nikolaenko–and financial expert Dmytro Emelianenko. The speakers presented the major goals and stages of development of heat supply schemes and some simulation models for heat supply in the context of socio-economic analysis.
Presentations are available in Ukrainian at the ESP website https://energysecurityua.org/ua/prezentatsii/