KYIV. Oct 2 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The facilitation of the procedure for commissioning heating supply facilities which consume sustainable energy and the stimulating tariff for heating generation using sustainable energy ensured that boilers with the capacity of 740 MW were installed in 2014 and the first half of 2015, Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Serhiy Savchuk has said.
“In 2014, boilers consuming sustainable energy with the total capacity of around 450 MW were installed, which is equal to the half of a reactor’s capacity. In H1 2015, similar boilers with the capacity of 290 MW were installed in H1 2015,” the agency said in a press release, citing Savchuk.
Savchuk added that in general, thanks to administrative and stimulating measures, in the past heating season (from October 2014 to April 2015) Ukraine managed to cut gas consumption by some 12% or 2.4 billion cubic meters.