DemoUkrainaDH is a funding programme supporting modernization of District Heating in Ukraine. The programme provides funding and Technical Assistance for around 20 projects in different Ukrainian cities. The projects demonstrate new District Heating technology and District Heating system solutions according to state of the art practices for project preparation, design, procurement, implementation and follow up for more energy efficient and sustainable District Heating services.
By the end of 2016 the projected number of demonstration projects within the DemoUkrainaDH Funding programme has in principle been achieved. Only plans for projects with particular demonstration value will be considered.
The objective of the DemoUkrainaDH Programme is to demonstrate in Ukrainian cities new District Heating technology and District Heating system solutions according to state of the art practices for project preparation, design, procurement, implementation and follow up for more energy efficient and sustainable District Heating services.
By each demonstration project at least 30 % of energy will be saved and substantial reductions of CO2 emissions will be realized. Be selected as project partner offers the opportunity to become acquainted with modernization of district heating systems and to develop the capacity to work according to state of the art Technology Requirements and Design Principles.
The programme can provide the following support to selected project partners:
- Capital expenditure grant funding up to a maximum of 50% of the total external funding but not exceeding MEUR 0,3 per demonstration project.
- Credit Funding to a maximum of MEUR 0,5 per demonstration project. The credit has an interest rate of 6% with loan repayments matching the anticipated project savings.
- Technical Assistance (TA), which means that international consultants will provide support during the development and implementation of the demonstration projects. The project partner is obliged to establish a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) with at least one English-speaking member.
Selected project partners have to fund themselves 15 % of the total project costs.
The funding support to investments can only be given to the project owners, publicly owned Ukrainian District Heating entities.