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.
Why is TEAD important?
Improve quality of energy audits
Enhancement of women's role
Developing networks and creating visibility
Key Components of TEAD
Legal and market analysis related to energy audits in Ukraine
Train the Trainers Scheme
Equal involvement of women
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.
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 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.