Climate Change Mitigation in Ukraine Through Energy Efficiency in Municipal District Heating (Pilot Project in Rivne) Stage 1

Project Summary

The proposed project addresses a key issue in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through large-scale improvements in energy efficiency in Ukraine's communal heat supply sector. These improvements will result from a four-part approach: 1) capacity building to create the basis for systematic energy efficiency activities at the local level; 2) an integrated approach of supply and demand-side improvements to achieve maximum fuel savings and emissions reduction; 3) attraction of external investment resources for an energy efficiency program in a pilot city; and, 4) project-specific replication measures including development of relevant procedures, guidelines, information materials and their dissemination, and public awareness-raising through the involvement of NGO's, in particular those concerned with environmental and energy efficiency problems. The project will involve establishing a privately-run energy service company (ESCO) as an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency activities in Ukraine at both municipal and regional levels

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
State Committee of Ukraine for Energy Conservation
GEF Period:
GEF - 2
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
189,400 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,840,000 USD
Co-financing Total
315,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
205,000 USD
Total Cost 2,344,400.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
29 Mar 1999
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2001
Project Approved for Implementation
06 Jun 2002
Project closed
01 Dec 2004