The DemoUkrainaDH project in Ternopil highlighted during the EU Sustainable Energy Week
This year, Ternopil won the right to hold the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021 in Ukraine.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings together public authorities, NGOs, businesses and citizens in the EU and Eastern Partnership countries to promote energy-saving initiatives and the shift to cleaner, safer and more efficient energy measures. Ukraine is one of the Eastern Partnership countries that has joined the EU initiative and is committed to improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewable energy.
Among the key events in the opening of EUSEW 2021 in Ternopil was the visit to several facilities where energy-efficiency measures have been implemented. One such facility is the boiler house, which was modernised with the support of the DemoUkrainaDH programme. The purpose of this demonstration project is to convert an existing boiler from gas to pellets by installing new burners. The project is expected to decrease CO2 emissions by more than 4,000 tonnes per year.
The technology used in the DemoUkrainaDH project in Ternopil is the first of its kind in Ukraine. The project can potentially have a great impact on the future use of biofuels in Ukrainian district heating systems, as it introduces a cost-efficient way to convert existing gas boilers.