July 2018 – The Business Plan for the DemoUkrainaDh demonstration project of Municipal Company “Pavlohradteploenerho” has been approved. The proposed project involves connection of the 4th City Hospital to a larger District Heating system. For the preparation of domestic hot water solar panels will be installed on the roof. Furthermore, a remotely located residential area will be disconnected and instead a local biomass boiler will be installed, using gas for peak and reserve purposes. Piping network will be partially replaced. These investments will dramatically reduce the use of fossil fuels in the system.
On October 20, 2017 Myrgorod Teploenergo started local selective tender procedure to choose a contractor from the Ukrainian companies, which have experience to design and install IHS based on the best European practices as well as experience in projects similar to DemoUkrainaDH
More than 100 representatives of district heating companies, municipalities, oblasts and other stakeholders in the Ukrainian district heating sector attended the first DemoUkrainaDH Lessons Learned Seminar on 31th of May in the City Hall in Kamyanets-Podilskiy. Information about DemoUkrainaDH funded projects, completed and not completed, was shared and the challenges in Ukrainian district heating were discussed.
Representatives of the projects explained the positive results of the projects, not only in terms of improved operations or energy savings, but also with respect to the companies’ operations. However, also the problems with the present complicated institutional framework that the Ukrainian district heating companies have to cope and struggle with, had a prominent place in the discussions.
The DemoUkrainaDH programme has an unambiguously stated objective to demonstrate modern and energy efficient District Heating technology and design criteria, based on Nordic experience, in the Ukrainian District Heating context.
In order to comply with this purpose a number of services from the pipeline suppliers are required for securing that design principles and technological improvements are maintained during implementation of the demonstration projects. These services, the “soft components” in the project, are training and review during design and training and supervision during installation.
Justified on demand for suppliers’ experience and professionalism a pre-qualification of suppliers has taken place among suppliers with a full product range, including twin pipes, having their products certified by Euroheat (the European District Heating Association). The pre-qualified suppliers are Logstor A/S (Denmark), SIA Poliurs (Latvia) and Brugg AG (Germany).
On Wednesday 31 May a regional DemoUkrainaDH Lessons Learned Seminar will be organized in cooperation with Branch Association Ukrteplokomunenergo.K-P castleThis seminar, which will take place in Kamyanets-Podilsky, is meant for representatives of district heating companies and authorities in the western part of Ukraine and other stakeholders in Ukrainian district heating sector. The intention is to organize in autumn a second seminar more to the east of Ukraine.
The objective of the seminar is to share experiences about completed projects and projects under implementation, to discuss problems with modernization of the Ukrainian district heating systems, to discuss how the modernized systems could be operated in a sustainable way and to provide information about possible new funding opportunities.
DemoUkrainaDH projects in Ternopil, Chernivtsi, Konotop and Myrgorod have been ready for implementation since early spring 2016, but been prevented from progress due to amended approval procedures for municipal guarantees by Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. From August 2016 these obstacles have been removed by the Ukrainian Government, however too late to allow for project implementation before the start of the heating season.
Now applications for approval for all projects are subject to assessment by Ministry of Finance and hopefully the municipal guarantees can be issued before the end of the year, allowing for signing of financing agreements 2016 and project implementation during 2017.
During the meeting of the DemoUkrainaDH Evaluation and Monitoring Committee on 2 February 2016 two new project partners were selected for developing a demonstrations projects within the framework of the DemoUkrainaDH program. The new project partners are the Municipal Company “Teplomerezhi” in Kamyanske (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast) and the Municipal Enterprise “Pavlogradteploenergo” in Pavlograd (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast). After having successfully developed a demonstration project in Poltava, it was approved that Municipal Enterprise “Poltavateploenergo” could develop a second demonstration project
During 2015 five demonstration projects funded by DemoUkraineaDH Program have been completed. Since completion of the project in Vinnytsia in spring, also the benefits of the projects in Zhytomyr, Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Alexandria, and Poltava can be utilized. Energy savings in all projects are at least 30 % compared to the situation before project implementation. The project in Ivano-Frankivsk is expected to be completed in early spring 2016. Three other projects are ready for implementation after completion of Business Plan preparation and approval by the DemoUkrainaDH Evaluation and Monitoring Committee and by NEFCO's Investment Committee.These are the projects in Chernivtsi, Ternopil and Konotop. The implemetation of all the three projects is directed on project completion before the start of the heating season 2016/17.
During the meeting of the DemoUkrainaDH Evaluation and Monitoring Committee on 22 April 2015 two new project partners were selected for developing a demonstration project within the framework of the DemoUkrainaDH program. The new project partners are the Municipal Company “Komenergoservice” in Dnipropetrovsk and the Municipal Enterprise “Myrgorodteploenergo in Myrgorod (Poltava Oblast).
Several DemoUkrainaDH projects are now under full implementation. The projects in the cities of Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Alexandria, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk and Poltava will be completed before the start of the heating season 2015/2016. From then on these cities will profit from the energy efficiency and modernization measures realized.
In end of 2014 the cities of Ivano-Frankivsk and Poltava signed both financing agreements with NEFCO with respect to the DemoUkrainaDH demonstration projects. Financing agreements have been signed now for all DemoUkrainaDH projects that have their municipal guarantees approved by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.