Partnership for Better Energy Use in Lviv Oblast Project

The Project aims to promote effective use of oblast energy resources by enhancing the efforts of local authorities and businesses to develop, evaluate, and implement community-driven energy efficiency strategies and projects, as well as renewable energy sources. The Project also tasks to launch modern energy management elements and promote attraction of financial resources to implement energy saving projects.

The project is funded by Swedish Embassy and supported by Lviv Oblast Council and Lviv State Oblast Administration.

In 2015-2017:

Based on the results of open competition for the cities of Lviv oblast with the population of 10 000 to 100 000 citizens, the winners – the cities of Zhovkva and Kamianka-Buzka – received the financing of UAH 750 000 each and introduced their demonstration projects. In Budynok Dytyny (the House of Children) in Kamianka-Buzka and in the kindergarten Barvinok in the city of Zhovkva, an effective thermo-modernization was carried out and other energy-efficient measures were implemented, including the installation of a heat pump, a solar collector, a heat recovery system that significantly improved comfort for children and helped save heating costs.

Energy audits were conducted for all state-owned buildings (kindergartens, hospitals, community centers) and heating networks in the cities of Zhovkva and Kamianka-Buzka. Based on the energy audit results, the plans of energy infrastructure modernization were developed. The energy auditors provided comprehensive recommendations for a total of 25 social infrastructure objects in the city of Zhovkva and 21 objects in Kamianka-Buzka.

Except for open competition for the cities, a competition among the industries was also held. The Healthcare Department of Lviv Oblast State Administration won a competition for the best oblast program and received the financing to the amount of UAH 1 000 000 to launch energy efficiency projects. Additionally, nine oblast healthcare facilities underwent energy audits, and the Oblast Department received the results and expert conclusions regarding the necessary measures. Lviv Oblast Blood Center became one of the demonstration projects, where energy efficiency technologies were implemented, and the boiler facility was modernized from the funds of the oblast budget.

Energy management software introduced for oblast public sector facilities for persons responsible for entering information in the energy consumption monitoring software: 290 public sector facilities of the oblast subordination and 1556 facilities of the district subordination have already been added to the system.

EEF and independent experts developed and decimated a brochure listing  all possible funding schemes for energy efficiency projects that already exist in Ukraine (e.g. programs for municipalities from international financial organizations like E5P, NEFCO, the micro-credit program of the Lviv Oblast Council, public-private partnerships, ESCO, and others).

The Project aims to promote effective use of oblast energy resources by enhancing the efforts of local authorities and businesses to develop, evaluate, and implement community-driven energy efficiency strategies and projects, as well as renewable energy sources. The Project also tasks to launch modern energy management elements and promote attraction of financial resources to implement energy saving projects.

The project is funded by Swedish Embassy and supported by Lviv Oblast Council and Lviv State Oblast Administration.