Ukraine Denmark Energy Centre

a bilateral government cooperation on strategic energy planning

In the agreement the Agreement on Development and Co-operation of the Ukraine-Denmark Energy Center (UDEC) the following

Outputs are defined:

Methodology of long – term forecast modelling for national energy balance
Methodology for greenhouse gas registry and UNFCCC reporting
The monitoring system in the sphere of energy efficiency at industrial sub-sector level.
Methodology and tools for analysis of integration of RE-power in regional grids
Methodology and software for energy system scenario analysis
Analysis of options for increased use of RE in heating sector

Besides The Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Ukraine that is the Project’s beneficiary and recipient the following Ukrainian State institutions were identified to collaborate at the level of Project Working Groups:

Project Working Groups:

the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE)
the State Statistics Service of Ukraine (SSSU)
the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MoENR)
the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MoEDT)

Output 1 indicator Methodology of long – term forecast modelling for national energy balance

The actual and historical data of energy generation and demand is collected by the State Statistical Service of Ukraine. The methodological and organizational basis for the energy statistics in compliance with European standards was made while implementing the Strategy for the development of the state statistics up to 2012. National Energy Balance (NEB) is calculated annually based on the collected data. It is an important tool for formulation and implementation of energy policies and is regulated by a number of legal acts with the Decree ‘Concept of Energy Balance’ (of 28 November 2007 р. № 1058-p) by the Cabinet of Ministers as the most important.

Output 1 Baseline and Target Output according to the Agreement

Output 1 outcome  indicator

Methodology of long – term forecast modelling for the national energy balance

Baseline

Year

2014

National Energy Balance based on weak data for long – term forecast modelling of national energy balance; absence of data collection system for efficient monitoring of national energy balance

Target Output

Year

2017

Developed methodology and software for long – term forecast modelling of national energy balance. Creation of integrated software that includes several components – monitoring of energy balance, energy efficiency, and GHGs monitoring, which will make systematic collection and interpretation of data for establishing national energy balance available

Output 2 indicator Methodology for greenhouse gas registry and UNFCCC reporting

Responsible institution for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) registry is the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine (MoENR). During definition of cooperation in 2014 responsibility was delegated to the State Environmental Investment Agency (SEIA) and the SEIA was included in the organisational structure for the implementation of the Output 2. Provided that the Cabinet of Ministers, with its Decree #442 on 10 September 2014, liquidated SEIA, cooperation on this output has been agreed to take part directly with the MoENR. Specific topics for cooperation has been discussed and official requests for cooperation has been submitted.

Output 2 According to the Annex A of the Agreement

Output 2 outcome  indicator

Methodology for greenhouse gas registry and UNFCCC reporting

Baseline

Year

2014

Inability to comply with UNFCCC reporting obligations on national greenhouse gas emissions due to existing barriers and incomplete data accounting that decrease effectiveness of the national registry system

Target

Year

2017

Enhanced methodology available for establishing and updating effective national greenhouse gas registry and UNFCCC reporting system especially in the ‘Energy’ sector

Output 3 The monitoring system in the sphere of energy efficiency at industrial sub-sector level.

The actual and historical figures for production and demand are collected by the State Statistical Service of Ukraine (SSSU). The methodological and organizational basis for the energy statistics in compliance with European standards was made while implementing the Strategy for the Development of the State Statistics.

Monthly and annual statistical reports in Ukraine are prepared based on reporting from a vast number of enterprises. For example, the report on stocks and use of energy materials and oil products is prepared based on reporting from 65,000 enterprises.

A national Energy balance is calculated annually based on the collected data. It is an important tool for formulation and implementation of energy policies and is regulated by a number of legal acts with the Decree ‘Concept of the Energy Balance’ (of 28 November 2007 р. № 1058) by the Cabinet of Ministers as the most important.

While actual data is the responsibility of SSSU the official forecasting of demand and supply and monitoring of energy consumption is the responsibility of other institutions.

According to Decree # 1376 on 30 October 2008 by the Cabinet of Ministers – ‘Action Plan for implementation of the Concept of the Energy Balance’ – monitoring of indicators of energy balance should be provided by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency (SAEE). Further, according to the Decree # 203 on reporting and forecasting of energy balance on 11 March 2011, SAEE is also responsible for implementation of the methodology of energy balance indicators.

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MoEDT) is responsible for forecasting of the general energy balance.

 

Output 3 Baseline and Target Output according to the Agreement 

Output 3 outcome  indicator

The monitoring system in the sphere of energy efficiency at industrial sub-sector level.

Baseline

Year

2014

Absence of micro-level data for monitoring progress in the energy efficiency in industry

Target

Year

2017

Methodology available for the systematic collection of data for monitoring the evolution in the efficiency of energy consumption at industrial sub-sector level.

Output 4 indicator Methodology and tools for analysis of integration of RE-power in regional grids

Ukraine faces difficulties with the efficient integration of intermittent power supply in regional grids with high concentration of wind farms and solar PV-plants.

Target for 2017 is to deliver System analysis software tools for analysing the integration of intermittent RE-power in the regional grids of Ukraine identified, acquired and adapted

Output 5 indicator Methodology and software for energy system scenario analysis

Ukraine faces  difficulties with the modelling of policy options for energy planning.

Target for 2017 is to deliver Methodology and software for energy system scenario analysis identified, acquired and adapted.

Output 6 indicator Analysis of options for increased use of RE in heating sector

District heating systems in Ukraine using natural gas as almost the only fuel source while there is a potential for using biomass, biogas and municipal waste for heat generation. 

Target for 2017 year is to provide  Analysis of options for increased use of RE in heating sector that included such options:

  • Report on the analysis European best practices of using renewable energy sources and alternative fuels in heating systems;
  • Methodological recommendations adapted to Ukraine’s conditions for using renewable energy sources and alternative fuels separately in the systems of decentralized, moderately centralized and centralized heating;
  • Recommendations for applying in Ukraine’s conditions the European systems of financing thermal energy generation projects using renewable energy sources, specifically, biomass and alternative fuels;
  • Recommendations for implementing in Ukraine actions to provide incentives for generators of thermal energy from renewable energy sources and alternative fuels, consumers of this energy, producers of alternative fuels, manufacturers of heat generating equipment for generating thermal energy from renewable energy sources and alternative fuels;
  • Set of workshops and trainings for representatives of central and local executive authorities, budget-supported institutions and heating utilities on the replacement of natural gas and use of renewable energy sources in the heating sector.