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Questions to improve the regulatory mechanism to ensure the implementation of energy service contracts in budgetary institutions discussed in the Ministry of Regional Development on October 15 at the “round table”.
Introducing a mechanism of energy service contracts for building energy efficiency of public institutions, as defined by the National Action Plan for 2013, will contribute to the reduction of natural gas consumption in Ukraine and save billions of budgetary funds. According to Gennady Temnik, Ukraine has no legislation on the legal basis of the energy service contracts. It inhibits the attraction of investment in energy-saving projects.
During the “round table” discussed the draft laws, which, once adopted, will be the legal basis for energy service companies in the public sector. These bills, namely “On peculiarities of the procurement of energy services,” ” On Amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine concerning the legal basis for the implementation of energy service contracts “, ” On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning the legal basis of the energy service contracts .”
In Ukraine, there are about 98,000 public institutions. The costs of their heating is 2-3 times higher than the cost of heating public institutions of the European Union.
In addition, at the level of the main managers of budgetary funds is no integrated approach to the problems of inefficient use of energy resources. According to the current practice today, means the main managers of budgetary funds are sprayed in small amounts on many sites, which, in turn , makes the economic effect of their use. Quite often profinansirovanye measures do not eliminate the causes of inefficient use of energy resources, or is economically and technologically balanced.
The way out of this situation is to attract investment and expertise of energy service companies to implement energy efficiency projects that will allow annual savings of about 7 billion USD.
Energy service company implements energy efficiency projects at their own expense , which returns from the resulting cost savings to pay for the fuel and energy resources and utilities during the term of an energy service contract.
According to estimates, both domestic and foreign experts, the potential energy savings through energy efficiency projects in buildings is 1 billion cubic meters. meters of natural gas and 11 billion hryvnia in cash.
Preparation of the draft Law of Ukraine “On peculiarities of the procurement of energy services ‘ is one of the priorities of the National Action Plan for 2013 to implement economic reform programs for 2010 – 2014 ” Prosperous Society , Competitive Economy, Effective State ” .
According to the press service of the Ministry of Regional Development .