Supporting the implementation of the Ukrainian Energy Strategy

Trainings for Energy Auditors & Technicals Designers in Ukraine

The TEAD programme  supports the implementation of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine through facilitation of the country’s efforts to increase technical capacities for performing energy audits, as well as better (energy efficient) technical designs. All implemented with a gender lens!

Inefficient use of energy, combined with highly subsidized energy prices and ongoing political challenges, called for an urgent and steady reform within the sector. There is a definite need to improve energy efficiency and enforcing the country’s energy policy. The TEAD programme therefore supports Ukraine’s decision for full integration into the European energy framework, principles and practices and implementation of all commitments underlined in the EU- Ukraine Association Agreement and the Energy Community Treaty.

Our Priorities

Why is TEAD important?

Improve quality of energy audits

TEAD is a project based on the request of the Government of Ukrainian to receive technical assistance in the EE sector in line with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. It is designed to provide professional training programmes for energy auditors and technical designers in order to create sufficient numbers of qualified specialists that will deliver high-quality energy audits in buildings and industries, including energy-intensive sectors and SMEs.

Enhancement of women's role

The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of energy audits for all end users by locally trained energy auditors, while making sure women are equally involved in this process. Energy audits will then be used by technical designers for the successful implementation of Energy Efficiency programmes for both residential and public buildings as well as for industries and SMEs. The design of the project foresees five components. Component number five focuses on the enhancement of the women’s role.

Developing networks and creating visibility

Communication and networking activities are designed to support the successful implementation of the TEAD project and to increase the visibility of the profession of energy auditor. The activities aim to increase the regional coverage of qualified energy auditors, developing networks and partnership with relevant stakeholders such as local authorities, professional associations, and employers. Main goal is the creation of regional networks for energy auditors, with the inclusion of women in the energy audit market sector at the heart of the project, to contribute to the improvement of the quality of energy audits for all end users, including industries and SMEs by locally trained energy auditors.

Key Com­ponents of TEAD

Legal and market analysis related to energy audits in Ukraine

Assessment of the role of women in energy audits including opportunities, bottlenecks and gap analysis vs best practice; Recommendations on actions to address bottlenecks on vocational and professional qualifications of energy auditors;

Train the Trainers Scheme

Delivery of at least three (online) training courses (buildings/industries/technical designers) to an initial group of trainers, duration at least two weeks; followed by trainings for a broader group of energy auditors and technical designers

Equal involvement of women

One of the main aims of TEAD is inclusion of women in the energy audit market sector. Assistance is provided to women energy auditors to act as career ambassadors for women in the energy sector through the creation of regional networks for energy auditors.
Women as agents of change

The enhancement of women’s role in the energy sector

A key aspect of the TEAD project is to attract women into the profession of an energy auditor and to employment in the energy sector in general. Interviews conducted with organisations involved in energy auditing suggests that one of the key barriers to the employment of women in the sector is the fact that fewer women choose to study engineering courses at universities. At present, the Association of Energy Auditors estimates that around 20% of the registered auditors are female but sees no serious barriers affecting women wishing to enter the profession, other than the lack of technical qualifications for entry. An ambitious target of 50% female representation in the training programmes has been set for the project.

In order to strengthen the role of women auditors, Energy Efficiency can play a significant role as a political tool to strengthen democratisation and strengthen women’s self-esteem by enabling them to become active agents and decision-makers in the energy sector. Women hold great potential as agents of change, driving the clean energy transition and getting us closer to meeting the EU’s climate and energy targets for 2030.

Who we are

TEAD Key Experts

Key Expert 1 – Team Leader: Mr. Rafal Stanek

An economist specializing in environmental projects and programmes with more than 30 years of experience in Polish and international assignments. Since 1990, he has gained extensive professional experience in project and team management. He worked on projects for many international institutions, including the European Union, OECD, EIB, EBRD, World Bank, ADA, GIZ and USAiD. He specializes in the preparation of green investment programmes and projects in water/wastewater, solid waste management, climate adaptation and mitigation, including investments to promote energy efficiency.


Key expert 2 - Energy Audit in private and public buildings: Ms. Kateryna Shyshka
She is experienced energy expert with more than 15 years of experience in energy efficiency and energy auditing gained in Ukraine. She has been conducting audits (certification) of energy efficiency of buildings and inspection of engineering systems (in accordance with the Methodology for calculating the energy efficiency of buildings and the Law “On energy efficiency of buildings starting in 2009 year and was involved in preparation of Feasibility studies of energy efficient projects in public buildings.
Key expert 3 - Energy audit in industry and SMEs: Mr. Anatolii Cherniavskyi

He has a PhD degree in Energy Efficiency and professional certifications European EnergyManager (EUREM), UNIDO CASO Expert, UNIDO EnMS Expert. As a national and an international expert, Anatolii has more than ten years’ experience of working with technical assistance programs and projects on energy efficiency and climate change (World Bank Group, EBRD, GIZ, UNIDO, USAID). He took part in the development of 15 national and harmonized international standards in energy audit and energy management. As lead energy auditor he participated in more than two hundred energy audits of the industrial companies of Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Mr. Cherniavskyi has been working about twenty years as an associate professor in Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Key expert 4 - Gender and communications: Ms Chantal Van den Bossche

Chantal Van den Bossche is an experienced communications and awareness raising expert with more than 15 years experience for WECF, Women Engage for a Common Future, in working with NGOs and institutions in Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan. She has experience in designing and implementing communication and women empowerment projects on climate change mitigation and energy efficiency. She has a Master degree in Slavonic and Eastern European Studies and a Minor degree in Gender Studies. She worked as a journalist in Ukraine and Russia between 1992 and 1996.

Our Stakeholders

Key stakeholder of the TEAD programme is the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development (MCTD) of Ukraine.

Key stakeholders of this project are also relevant Ministries such as the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine e.e Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine. Next to this both Legislative Authorities as Executive Authorities are important and institutions such as the Ukrainian Energy Efficiency Funds, Higher Educations Institutes and SMEs and civil society organizations on a national and local level.

The transformation of the energy industry and transition to renewable energy sources is a challenge for Ukrainian communities, especially in the current situation. The energy industry must be in the spotlight during the post-war green reconstruction. Its transformation and migration to renewable energy will help communities become energy independent and boost local economies.

In 2021 the new Law on Energy Efficiency came into force. It provides for the development of Municipal Energy Plans (MEPs) in communities. How can communities work with central authorities and why is it important to both sides? The TEAD project in Ukraine will conduct, along with the Ministry, a comprehensive mapping of obstacles and make recommendations for improvement of policy and legislative framework on energy audits and energy performance certificates in this process.

TEAD Consortium

In close cooperation with the project beneficiary, the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development (MCTD), the project is carried out by a consortium led by Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH (Austria), with partners: Danish Energy Management A/S (DEM Denmark), Integration Umwelt & Energy GmbH (Germany), E7 Energy Market Analyse GmbH (Austria), AENOR International SAU (Spain) and WECF e.V. (Germany).