Under the coordination of the Ministry of Energy and with the support of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, a pilot project to install solar power plants on the buildings of Administrative Service Centres (ASCs) is being launched in Ukraine. The total cost of the project is $18 million, which will be provided by the Korean side.
The initiative is scheduled to be implemented in 2024-2026 in three regions - Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr and Odesa. The installation of solar systems will provide autonomous power supply to service centres, which in turn will help provide timely services to the public and reduce the load on centralised supply sources.
«Decentralisation of the energy system, of which this initiative is a part, is one of the key components of the energy strategy. The successful implementation of the project will allow us to scale it to other regions, which will be an additional step towards creating a sustainable and distributed energy system in Ukraine. We are grateful to the Korean side for their contribution to decentralisation and strengthening of our energy system», the Energy Minister German Galushchenko said.
A number of working meetings were held to discuss the details of the project. In particular, with representatives of the administrations of the territorial communities where the solar panels will be installed.
«The programme includes energy audits, energy management training, modernisation of power grids in buildings and installation of solar panels with energy storage. The project will reduce electricity costs and ensure the reliability of energy supply to these infrastructure facilities», the Deputy Energy Minister Yaroslav Demchenkov said during the working meeting.
The meeting participants also discussed the main components of the project, the timing of the feasibility study, and the provision of the necessary technical data.
The project will be implemented by the Korean company Topinfra and the NGO Ecoclub, with support from the Korea Institute of Technology Development (KIAT).