Energy efficiency

Implementation indicators

  • Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    Energy efficiency targets and policy measures

    The NEEAP is still pending adoption by the government. The drafted Energy Efficiency Law, which is to include the specific targets, also remains to be adopted. The fourth Annual Progress Report was submitted to the Secretariat in September 2020.

  • Energy efficiency in buildings

    Energy efficiency in buildings

    Ukraine has adopted thirteen of the fourteen by-laws needed to implement the Buildings Directive, five of which are in the process of being amended, to align with the Energy Efficiency Directive. The missing by-law on minimum energy performance requirements is currently in public consultation. A resolution on the adoption of the national nearly zero- energy buildings plan was adopted.

  • Energy efficiency financing

    Energy efficiency financing

    The Energy Efficiency Fund was launched in September 2019 with a budget of UAH 1,5 bil. and EUR 100 mil. from the EU and Germany. It is dedicated to increasing energy efficiency in multi-apartment buildings. The energy services market is significantly more developed than in any other Contracting Party. Energy service company projects for buildings renovation are progressing well.

  • Energy efficient products - labelling

    Energy efficient products - labelling All energy labelling regulations related to the Labelling Directive were adopted, including the one on space heaters adopted in 2020. Ukraine has drafted but not adopted four out of the five new regulations for the implementation of the new Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 on labelling. The country has transposed Directive (EU) 2009/125/EC on eco-design and 23 product regulations on a voluntary basis.

    All energy labelling regulations related to the Labelling Directive were adopted, including the one on space heaters adopted in 2020. Ukraine has drafted but not adopted four out of the five new regulations for the implementation of the new Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 on labelling. The country has transposed Directive (EU) 2009/125/EC on eco-design and 23 product regulations on a voluntary basis.

  • Efficiency in heating and cooling

    Efficiency in heating and cooling

    Ukraine has a relatively developed district heating infrastructure, with over 1.600 district heating companies supplying centralized heat and hot water. 60% is generated in heat-only boilers and 40% in CHP plants. Gas and coal account for around 90% of the total energy mix in this sector. Ukraine has not yet prepared the assessment of its high efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating potential required by the Energy Efficiency Directive. A significant donors programme for the modernisation of district heating systems is under development.

State of compliance

In the past year, Ukraine has continued to make steps towards the final version of the Energy Efficiency Law under the leadership of the Ministry of Energy, including conducting several stakeholder consultations. Nevertheless, given that there were many previous attempts to finalise the Law and send it to the Cabinet of Ministers, which never materialised, and the timeline for its adoption was not known, the Secretariat decided to step up with the infringement case from 2018.

The adoption of the Energy Efficiency Law in compliance with Directive 2012/27/EU remains the utmost priority for Ukraine.

Ukraine’s second priority is to adopt the already drafted framework and product regulations for the implementation of the Labelling Regulation (EU) 2017/1369.