Ukraine Energy efficiency in companies

Energy efficiency

Beneficiary Country:

  • Ukraine Ukraine

Donation passport

Donor/IFI: GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH)
Starting Year: 2017
Ending Year: 2021
Budget: 5 mil. EUR
Type of Donation: Technical assistance
Status: Ongoing

Lead Donor Contact

Ricardo Külheim, GIZ

Short description of the overall project

Energy-saving modernisation measures in Ukrainian companies lead to an exemplary reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Small and micro enterprises, in particular, have the potential to reduce their energy consumption by 30 to 50 per cent. There is very limited awareness in Ukraine of this energy-saving potential or of measures to boost energy efficiency. Companies are not yet carrying out energy-saving modernisation measures, which would both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease the country’s dependence on imported energy.


Short description of activities financed by the donation

The projects operates on three interconnected levels with the aim of initiating energy-saving modernisation measures in Ukrainian companies and implementing pilot measures with an impact on climate change:

  • Advice for companies. The project supports Ukrainian associations, energy agencies, training institutions and other service providers in setting up a services and training market for companies on the topic of energy efficiency.
  • Pilot measures in selected companies. Pilot projects demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of selected energy efficiency measures and serve as models for the countrywide dissemination of energy-saving solutions. The project provides advice on implementation.
  • Incentive structures and support schemes. The project advises selected ministries, for example the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, and downstream authorities such as the State Agency of Ukraine for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving on designing support and incentive structures in order to enhance energy efficiency in companies.