The Project “Support of institutional capacity of the Ukrainian cities in development and implementation of sustainable energy development policies”, which is carried by the Association of Energy Auditors by the support of USAID MERP, provides technical assistance to the cities-winners of Competition.
Let us recall that the winners of competitive selection for technical assistance in the implementation of measures in energy management and energy efficiency were decided Drohobych and Burshtyn.
Currently the introduction of an automatic energy monitoring system began in Burshtyn. This process will be implemented in two stages. At the initial stage the automatic remote monitoring system of energy resources will be implemented in two budgetary institutions of the city (Burstyn secondary school №1 and Kindergarten №6 “Snowdrop”), and in other institutions – the manual monitoring system. Later, at the second stage of implementation it is planned to extend the automatic monitoring system for all buildings, at that, there is no need to make changes to the system – only to install additional equipment. Extra-budgetary funds and funds of international financial organizations will be actively involved in the second stage of implementation.
The similar automatic energy monitoring system has already been introduced in Kiev, where the information on over 120 objects is automatically received (manually – on over 1280 objects). Up to 300 objects in Kiev will be switched to automatic system within the next year.
The implementation of project “Support of institutional capacity of the Ukrainian cities in development and implementation of sustainable energy development policies” is supported by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The aim of the project is to reduce Ukraine’s dependence on external energy resources through the development of financial mechanisms for implementation of local energy efficiency projects and increase of institutional capacity of the Ukrainian cities in development and implementation of sustainable energy.