During the first month of 2017, local authorities reimbursed 4.4 million UAH for the population and condominiums within the framework of the state program on energy efficiency, the head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) Serhiy Savchuk reported. It is referred to local and regional programs of additional financing, providing compensation from the local budgets. Overall, there are 199 similar programs in Ukraine.
For today, there are 43 fully operating local programs, supported by the budget assets. In particular, funding for energy efficiency programs is carried out in Bila Tserkva, Kryvyi Rih, Bakhmut, Myrnohrad, Kremenchuh, Dolyna and in five regions throughout Ukraine.
In 2017 the first city to fund energy saving measures of the population became Odessa, the head of SAEE said. Compensation rate from the city budget is 20-30% of the amount. The local authority has already compensated 200 thousand UAH for 5 condominiums and housing cooperatives and 35 people who applied for “warm” loans in Dec. last year.
Compensation is also actively carried out in Rivne, Vinnytsya and Lviv regions. For the last month more than 337 thousand UAH have been reimbursed in Rivne, 210 thousand UAH – in Vinnytsia region, and 3.5 million UAH – in Lviv region.
SAEE developed an interactive map allowing the people to know whether the program of financial assistance for “warm” loans is active in their region: http://saee.gov.ua/uk/programs/map.