The DemoUkrainaDH Programme provides funding and technical assistance for projects that demonstrate benefits of state-of-the-art district heating technology and system solutions. The Programme has been running since 2012 and some 20 projects are completed or under implementation. As of 2019, the programme is no longer inviting applications for new projects.

DemoUkrainaDH projects

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Programme financiers

DemoUkrainaDH was established by NEFCO and Sweden in cooperation with the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine. DemoUkrainaDH is supported by Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund.

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Eligibility and project criteria

To be eligible for funding, the demonstration projects must comply with certain eligibility and project criteria. As of 2019, the programme is no longer inviting applications for new projects.

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Technology requirements and design principles

Project partners are offered the opportunity to become acquainted with the state-of-the-art technology and design principles, based on proven solutions, already applied in the Nordic countries for more than 25 years. The application of this technology and design principles contribute to substantially lower investment and operation costs.

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Project financing

DemoUkrainaDH provides, per demonstration project, NEFCO funding up to EUR 500,000; grant funding provided by Sweden up to 50% of the total external funding, but not exceeding EUR 300,000; and relevant technical assistance. The project partner co-finances at least 15% of the project costs.

Current status

Projects under the DemoUkrainaDH programme are either completed or under implementation. The programme is no longer inviting project applications. Municipal district heating companies interested in financing their projects and eligible for participation, should consider the Sweden-Ukraine District Heating Programme.

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DemoUkrainaDH achievements

20 projects

Total number of project partners in DemoUkrainaDH programme

40,000 tonnes

Total CO2 amount saved every year through all projects

50,000 people

Total living in the area where DemoUkrainaDH projects improve quality of DH


Total value of investment plans, including loan, grant and own contribution

Donors and financiers


Nordic Environment Finance Corporation




Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership

Programme consultants


Project management consultant for the programme


Coordination and communication consultant for the programme