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Under the Local Action Planning towards Energy Security and Sustainability component of the LINK project, the REC is providing grants to support the implementation of identified priority projects at local level.

The REC has invited partner municipalities to submit project proposals that address priority issues identified in the Local Action Plan towards Energy Security and Sustainability (or the Local Environmental and Energy Action Plan), developed and endorsed by the relevant local authority. The proposals should describe how the selected actions will be implemented using the REC grant.

The proposed project activity schedule and project budget will be assessed by independent experts, in line with the REC’s requirements.

In order to assist planning teams in Ukraine (i.e. beneficiaries of the LINK project) to submit good-quality proposals for priority projects, the REC has prepared guidelines on the preparation of the related documentation, which are available here in both English and Ukrainian.

Project proposal documents should be prepared in English and sent to A hard copy of the documents should also be sentto the REC address provided in the guidelines. The deadline for the submission of project proposals is April 28, 2017.

Submitted project proposals

LINK partner municipalities submitted project proposals that address priority issues identified in the Local Action Plan towards Energy Security and Sustainability (or the Local Environmental and Energy Action Plan), developed and endorsed by the relevant local authority. Project proposals contained project activity schedule and project budget (grant amount or each project is EUR 30.000, plus minimum of 50% of municipalities’ in-kind contribution). Proposals were assessed by independent experts, in line with the REC’s requirements and guidelines on the preparation of the related documentation. Recommendations were given on how to improve the project proposals, and finally the contracts were signed between REC and the municipalities that started the implementation.
LINK municipalities are currently implementing following projects:


“Modernization of Boiler Facilities by Installing Alternative Fuel Equipment”

Short description: Project plans modernization of two boiler facilities by installing the equipment that uses the alternative fuel (chipped wood) in Fastiv, thus substituting the natural gas and reducing the costs of thermal energy production.

Expected results: The switching to chipped wood will give heat generation amounting around UAH 1,186 per 1 GCal, i.e. 1.68 times cheaper. This will contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, estimated reduction of CO2 emissions is by 33.3 tons per year. More information about the project is available here.


“Installation of Solar Systems on Buildings of Lubny City Municipal Central Hospital”

Short description: Project plans the installation of solar heating system for the swimming pool used for treatment of children (with diseases of musculoskeletal system, heart vascular system, respiratory diseases, etc.). Clinic uses electricity for heating the pool in the fall-winter-spring season which is costly, while out of heating season pool is mostly non-functional due to high cost of heating the water in the clinic’s building in the summer.
Expected results: Project estimates that installation of solar heating system will result in: total amount of produced renewable energy – 285 320 kWh/year; total savings – 370 000 UAH; heat saving: 238 700,0 kWh/year; electricity saving: 46 620,0 kWh/year; annual saving: 12 500 euro; project payback: 4,8 years; total savings for the period of project implementation: 11 462 euro. The city will reduce emissions of СО2 for 90,74 t СО2, including electricity – 42,52 t СО2, heat energy – 48,22 t СО2.

More information about the project is available here.


“Installation of Modern LED-Lighting in Buildings of Budgetary Institutions and Solar Collectors System to Provide Hot Water in the Kindergarten”

Short description: Project plans to install modern LED-lighting in 53 kindergartens and 36 schools (attended by more than 34000 children of the city), and install solar collector systems to provide hot water in the kindergarten №91 (attended by 300 children and about 50 staff members). Overall goal is to reduce the energy consumption, increase the share of renewable energy sources in municipal sector and thus increase the energy independence.

Expected results: reduction of average annual electricity consumption by 452 500 kWh; reduction of average annual costs of electricity payments by 862 917 UAH (at prices 2017 ); reduction of CO2 emission (from power line) about 365 tons/year; reduction of the average annual cost of heat energy for water heating by 50 Gcal; reduction of CO2 emission (when the water is heated by gas) by 11,2 tons/year during the term of validity of the equipment (about 25 years) will be 280 tons; ensured stable hot water supply in kindergarten; improved quality of lightning in educational institutions. The project will raise awareness and motivation to rationalise energy consumption, teaching children to use energy resources rationally and efficiently.


“Demonstration Project of Implementation of Energy Saving Measures in Kindergarten №25”

Short description: Project plans to implement energy saving measures in kindergarten: install individual heating unit and modernise heating system, install recuperative heat exchangers, install energy-efficient windows and doors, replace the light bulbs with energy saving ones.

Expected results: Project will reduce energy costs (costs savings are estimated to UAH 115,000 per year in 2016 prices); CO2 emissions reduction is estimated to 21.9 tons per year. Project will improve the indoor environment for 147 children and 34 staff members, and decrease the level of respiratory disease among children. Project also plans public outreach and awareness raising about the need for energy efficiency and savings.


“Reconstruction (Thermal Modernization) of the Isolation Department of Berdychiv Central City Hospital”

Short description: Project plans thermal modernization of Berdychiv Central Hospital in order to create adequate conditions for the functioning of medical units, to increase the energy efficiency of the hospital, optimize energy consumption, reduce the consumption of fuel and reduce expenditures related to energy.

Expected results: Project will improve indoor comfort (internal temperature of the isolation department) in Berdychiv Central Hospital; reduce natural gas consumption by 12 % (17,58 thousand m3 of gas was used for heating of the isolation department in 2016) and make annual natural gas savings of 2.1 thousand m3, accounting for 21.3 thousand UAH.


“Establishment of Energy Management and Monitoring Systems at SME “Ivano-Frankivskteplokomunenergo”

Short description: Project plans to establish energy management according to ISO 50001 standard and monitoring system at State Municipal Enterprise “Ivano-Frankivskteplokomunenergo” that provides heating and sanitary hot water for residents of Ivano-Frankivsk. Project will set basis for systematic integration of energy efficiency principles in the Enterprise’s practice and management and more efficient use of existing energy resources, and strengthen environmental and financial performance of the enterprise. Actions include: 1. preparation of procedures aimed at energy saving: monitoring of energy consumption, development of energy budgets, analysis of existing readings as the basis for preparation of the new budgets, development of energy policy and planning of new energy saving measures; 2. Improvement of existing monitoring system of energy carrier (light, gas, water, produced heating energy) – procurement of metering devices, modems etc. 3. Training on implementation of energy management and monitoring systems at the Enterprise; 4. Performance analysis of the Enterprise and development of a strategic development plan for SME IFTKE for the period 2018-2022 year.

Expected results: optimized energy and water parameters and reduced losses and prime costs of produced energy, human and technical resources improved and employees of all levels involved into the process of energy saving; reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by reducing of fuel consumption, optimization of energy convection and transportation at the Enterprise.