The Sweden-Ukraine District Heating (SUDH) programme was established by Nefco and Sweden with the vision of supporting energy-efficient district heating in Ukraine that delivers qualitative services with low environmental impact to its customers. SUDH offers funding for long-term sustainable projects, creating a significant positive impact on Ukrainian district heating systems.
Funding for project implementation is provided by NEFCO by way of loans. This funding is supplemented by grants from Sweden, in total EUR 6 Million. Up to EUR 4 million will be allocated by Sweden for technical assistance during the implementation of the Programme.
The Programme provides per project: NEFCO credit funding up to EUR 5 million; grant funding provided by Sweden up to 30% of the total external funding but not exceeding EUR 1.5 million; relevant technical assistance. The project partner has to co-finance at least 10% of the project costs.
The Programme cooperates with municipally owned district heating companies that operate in financially stable cities and are ready to borrow in foreign currency.
SUDH programme already has the expected number of participating cities and therefore no longer accepts new applications. This may change in the future.
Shall be implemented under SUDH financing
Shall benefit from improved quality of district heating services
Target annual reduction of CO2 emissions resulting from SUDH projects
Ukrainian DH systems shall become more cohesive with this EU directive
Donors and financiers
Nordic Environment Finance Corporation
Coordination and communication consultant
Local coordination and communication consultant