We invite you to join the public discussion "Prospects for the development of green energy communities in Ukraine", which will be held on Friday, 27 October 2023, from 13:30 to 17:00 in Kyiv.
The purpose of the discussion is to identify prospects and challenges for establishing energy communities in Ukraine, discuss relevant legislative prerequisites and financial incentives, present relevant experience of EU countries and develop ways to engage the population in joint production and consumption of renewable energy.
Energy communities are associations of citizens for the collective production, consumption and supply of electricity from renewable sources. The creation and dissemination of such communities in Ukraine could be one of the key factors in achieving energy independence for consumers, decarbonising communities, and creating additional economic and social value on a local level. In addition, the practice of energy communities is enshrined, among other things, in the EU's Fourth Energy Package, the provisions of which are mandatory for implementation in EU member states. Ukraine might start adopting the positive experience of promoting and decentralising the energy system by introducing favourable conditions for creating energy communities.
At the same time, the development of civil society energy in Ukraine is still extremely slow. In order to explore the preconditions and challenges for energy communities, the team of the Civil Society Energy for Resilient Ukraine project initiated focus group research among relevant stakeholders in the RES sector at the national, regional and local levels. The main findings of this research will be presented and discussed during the discussion. The results of the focus groups and expert discussions will be included in the White Paper on Community Energy in Ukraine, which will provide a number of recommendations to Ukrainian legislators and local governments to develop and support sustainable community initiatives.
Organisers: NGO "Agency for Sustainable Development "SYNERGY" and the German cooperative wechange eG. The public discussion is part of the project "Civil Society Energy for Resilient Ukraine" with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.