Viability of Alternate Energy Projects Boosted by Amended Legislation

Reforms approved by the Rada increase investment attractiveness of alternative energy projects. Draft law #2010-d better aligns green tariff rates with European practices and loosens requirements to use Ukrainian-produced equipment. The amendments support municipalities’ efforts to attract private sector investment needed for replication of P3DP’s alternative energy PPP pilot project in Malyn.

Success of Alternative Energy PPPs in Ukraine Highlighted at PPP Roundtable

The success of P3DP’s biomass heating PPP was presented at a roundtable on PPPs in biomass/gas projects organized by the Local Alternative Energy Solutions in Myrhorod (LAESM) Project. P3DP shared experience and lessons learned with local officials and representatives of business communities, emphasizing the benefits of PPPs and outlining the development process.

DP Malyn Biofuel PPP Experience Shared at Poltava Conference

P3DP shared experiences of the Malyn Biofuel Heating PPP at a conference in

Poltava focused on using renewable energy sources through PPP approaches. USAID’s Local Alternative Energy Fuel: Myrhorod project hosted almost 50 representatives of municipalities and the private sector in identifying approaches to expand use of biofuel in Poltava oblast. As a result of the event, P3DP identified the first group of towns that are interested to replicate the Malyn PPP model in their own municipal heating facilities. P3DP has also identified a group of possible bidders (heating operators and boiler producers that are eager to expand to production of heat under PPP) and is thus considering how to support physical replication and expand direct investments into Ukrainian municipalities already in 2015 as a result of developed PPP models.