Energy Sector Development through Co-Generation Technologies
in Ukraine

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Creation of energy-generating capacities based on co-generation technologies is one of the most important trends of the modern energy sector development.

In addition, co-generation is considered today as one of the means to reduce greenhouse (СО2) and harmful (NOx, SO2) gas emissions in the energy sector. In this regard, Ukraine has developed a new alternative electric power sector based on large-scale usage of co-generation technologies and an ambitious approach to their implementation.

Currently, Ukraine uses combined production technologies to generate about 9% of its electric power. A total of 3.100 MW of electric power generating capacities are installed through combined heat and power plants (CHP). However, most of the combined production technology plants date from the Soviet period, have low fuel efficiency and require modernization.

Behind the reform of the Ukrainian energy sector stands the adoption of the law “On Heat Supply” in 2005. It ensures the conditions for reliable heat supply to households. 

Furthermore, the law also creates incentives to modernize the energy sector by regulating heat supply systems based on the implementation of co-generation technologies (e.g. renewable heat technologies), state-of-the-art energy-saving technologies, and applying devices of metering and regulation of consumed heating power.

The additional law “On Combined Production of Heating and Electric power (Co-generation) and Usage of Residual/Waste Energy Potential” of 2005 further regulates issues of implementation and operation of CHP and creates incentives for economic entities to use co-generation technologies.

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