Reform of the District Heating Sector in Ukraine (ReWarm)

District heating (DH) is an important pillar of the basic energy supply in Ukraine. However, the DH systems are outdated, not very energy efficient and cause high CO2 emissions. Municipal DH-companies are mostly in debt and cannot invest in modernizing their systems. In addition, heating infrastructure in Ukraine was damaged by the Russian Federation's war on Ukraine. The project supports the development of a national DH strategy and the adjustment of the legal framework as well as the pilot implementation of adapted business models for municipal DH companies, including cost-covering, socially cushioned DH tariffs. It thus provides significant support for the reconstruction of DH infrastructures destroyed by acts of war. Climate-friendly municipal energy plans are being developed with selected municipalities. Experience gained will be made available to other municipal DH companies.

Project data

IKI funding
4,500,000.00 €
04/2023 till 03/2027
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine

State of implementation/results

  • The project is currently preparing the selection of suitable pilot municipalities in which new business models for municipal heat suppliers are to be introduced and is developing a plan for stakeholder involvement.

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