The Sweden-Ukraine District Heating Programme was initiated by Nefco in 2018. The Fund is financed by Sweden, with EUR 6 million invested in the programme. Up to EUR 4 million will be allocated for technical assistance during the implementation of the Programme.

Financier: The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (Nefco) is an international financial institution (IFI) established in 1990 through an intergovernmental treaty between sovereign states, the Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Nefco’s objective is to generate positive environmental impact, of interest to the Nordic countries. Nefco does this by facilitating investments related to green growth and climate mitigation and adaptation globally, with a particular focus on Eastern Europe, as well as the Baltic Sea, Arctic and Barents regions. Find out more about Nefco here.

Donor: Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish Parliament and Government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world, contributing to implement Sweden’s Policy for Global Development. Sida carries out enhanced development cooperation with a total of 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Sida’s selection of cooperation countries is based on political decisions made by the Swedish Government. Find out more about Sida here.

Coordination Consultant: Sweco (Sweden) is Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy. Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. The results of Swecos work are sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to clean water. With 16,000 employees in Northern Europe, Sweco offers its customers the right expertise for every project. Find out more about Sweco here.

Coordination Consultant (local support): Municipal Development Institute (MDI) is a Ukrainian consulting firm established in Kyiv that provides services in the field of sustainable municipal and local development. MDI was established in 2004. In the field of district heating in Ukraine, MDI operates both on local and national levels. MDI supports municipal district heating companies with their investment efforts and is engaged in national programs aimed at improving the sector, and in methodological review. Find out more about MDI here.

Coordination Consultant (local support): Group of companies “Teplotekhnika” (Kherson) has been working for more than 20 years in the heating sector of Ukraine. The first company of the Group was founded in 1996. Teplotekhnika’s engineering team share profound experience in modern design techniques, modern technologies for energy efficiency of buildings, heat supply networks, individual heat substations and boiler houses.

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