EU4Energy: Training Ukraine’s government in renewable energy legislation

Project duration

2019-2020

EU Investment

€1 million
EU4Energy: Training Ukraine’s government in renewable energy legislation
EU4Energy: Training Ukraine’s government in renewable energy legislation

Brief Description

Under an EU-funded Twinning project, energy experts are training staff at the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) on renewable energy. The project is also helping the Agency to amend the country’s renewables legislation so that it is in line with EU laws and to raise awareness of renewables among the general public.

Objectives

Why is this needed?

Ukraine’s Energy Strategy 2035, adopted in August 2017, has ambitious aims to halve the energy intensity of the economy by 2030 and, by 2035, increase Ukraine’s energy generation breakdown to 50% nuclear energy, 25% renewable, 13% hydro energy, and the remainder for thermal power.

Actions in brief

How can the project help?

Experts from Austria are helping SAEE staff develop proposals to amend existing legislation, ensuring that it is aligned with the EU Directive 2009/28/EC. The staff is also learning how to transpose this Directive themselves through the development of a bespoke Action Plan. Assistance on implementing the various provisions of the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Directive related to provision of information, awareness raising and training is also foreseen.

What results have been achieved?

Clear and cogent information on the RES Directive is available to the public on the official website of the SAEE. Various legislative, normative and regulatory amendments are being made to existing legislation, while key SAEE staff and others are receiving training on the RES Directive, thus increasing their skillsets. Overall, it is hoped that Ukraine will have a stronger sense of national energy security once the project is completed.

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