Round Table in the Framework of Enable.EU Project. Renewables in Ukraine: Government Bottlenecks, Policies and Solutions

On 4th December 2018 in Kyiv, within the ENABLE.EU Project, the Centre for Global Studies “Strategy XXI” held the round table “Renewable Energy in Ukraine: Government Policies, Bottlenecks, Solutions”. The Centre’s experts presented results of the case studies on production of electricity with the use of renewable energy sources, as well as on governmental bottlenecks, energy efficiency and electric transport.

Mykhailo Gonchar, President of the Center for Global Studies "Strategy XXI", drew attention to the need for co-ordination of the development of new electricity generation capacities with the use of renewable sources in order to maintain the balance of the United Energy System of Ukraine, as well as noted the differences in the motives for the use of RES and energy saving in Ukraine and other European countries.

Oksana Ishchuk, Head of Information Programs and Strategic Communnications and project expert, presented a Case Study on Prosumers in Ukraine. In her presentation noted that private SPPs in Ukraine are a kind of attractive investment for middle-level income families with high education and broad cultural background, often with professional experience or technical hobbies. Prosumers prefer to take into account financial reasons first of all, with ecological and innovation trends afterwards.People do not trust bank system and would like to have their investments visible in own household.

Quite important argument in favour of SPP instalments is the knowledge that the EU strongly supports development of renewables in Ukraine. In this context prosumers believe that national government will not change existing rules for SPPs and will keep promises to buy all the produced electricity up to 2030 on a price, fixed under “green tariff”. 

Vitalii Martyniuk, Acting Executive Director, Head of the International Programs, presented a Case study “Governance policies for development of RES in Ukraine”, prepared on the results of the Project ENABLE.EU researches. The expert also stressed that the Parliament of Ukraine should ensure sufficient financing of the Energy Efficiency Fund.

Representatives of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Ukrainian energy associations, Ukrainian experts in corresponding sectors discussed key issues in RES, energy efficiency and energy saving fields.

Expressed views will be included to final reports, which will be presented to the EU institutions and Ukrainian governmental bodies. 


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