Ukraine’s market of bioenergy will significantly develop next year.
The National Renewable Energy Action Plan (RE) until 2020 provides for the establishment of a RE share of 11% of total energy
consumption. According to the Energy Strategy of Ukraine, until 2035 this figure should increase to 25%.
This was announced by the head of the State Energy Efficiency Agency Sergey Savchuk during the Bioenegry study tour in the Netherlands.
“To achieve such indicators, we must invest up to € 12 billion by 2020, this is also a big challenge for us. That is why we are very interested in attracting foreign investment in renewable energy projects. Today, energy crops are grown on an area of 3.8 thousand hectares, in the future, Ukraine is considering expansion of the area under cultivation to 4 million hectares. For comparison, 1 million hectares of sown area can provide a replacement of natural gas of 5.5 billion m3. Potentially energy crops in Ukraine can replace about 20 billion cubic meters of natural gas”, – he said.
In order to stimulate investment in renewable energy in Ukraine, the expert reminded, the state has allocated a special tariff, which
allows profitable sale of each kW produced until 2030.
“For investors who are interested in installing solid fuel boilers, biogas plants and bio-TPP, we have improved the legal framework and
prepared a number of incentives. This is a legally guaranteed tariff for heat from alternative energy sources, and an increased “green” tariff for electricity from biomass and biogas.” – Savchuk said.
He also noted the importance of exchanging experience between the Netherlands andUkraine.
“State Energy Efficiency Agency expands international cooperation. We already have well-established relations with such countries
as Finland, Denmark, Slovakia and others. In particular, together with the Finnish partners, we are creating a fund for financing the
preparation of “green” projects in Ukraine. Cooperation with the Netherlands will allow to attract Dutch innovations and investments,
especially for bioenergy projects.” – Savchuk summed up.