Solve green energy cases and create energy communities!
The Green Energy Solutions Championship is for real cases from territorial communities of Ukraine. From the communities: facilities used by thousands of people and a willingness to implement your project. From you - time and desire to help and learn. From us - training and mentoring, assistance in finding funding so that the idea becomes a project and it is implemented.
Deep knowledge of green energy is not required, the main thing is the desire to get involved and change communities. We will help with the rest. Are you ready?
How to participate?
1. Read the terms of participation
Detailed terms and conditions of the case championship are described in this document (in Ukrainian). Find answers to your questions and organizers' contacts there.
2. Receive the cases
Leave your contact details in the form at the bottom of this page or via this link and receive case descriptions with all the details of the task.
3. Choose a case and register
Together with a team of two to five people, choose a community case to solve.
4. Learn and practice
Attend training meetings and consultations with mentors who will help you solve your case.
What will the participants get?
The knowledge and experience necessary to plan, develop, and manage renewable energy projects and create green energy communities.
All teams will be able to receive individual consultations from the championship's mentors and high-quality feedback to turn their idea into a project that can potentially be implemented.
An opportunity to help communities ensure energy resilience during the war and a green energy approach in the reconstruction process.
All participants who submit a solution will receive a personalized certificate of participation in the project, which can be added to their CV.
The best teams will receive individual mentoring from Ukrainian and German mentors and a ready-made business plan for the project.
In addition, the three best teams of the championship:
Participate in a study visit to Germany in 2024 and
Receive prizes of UAH 25,000, UAH 20,000, and UAH 15,000.
Communities from different parts of Ukraine have prepared their facilities to implement your green energy project. All of them play an important role in the lives of community residents, so your project can help tens of thousands of people.
- Pokrovsk territorial community, Dnipro region: Ensuring energy independence of the Pokrovska hospital, which currently provides medical care to residents and IDPs.
Varash urban territorial community, Rivne region: Conversion of centralized water supply and sewage facilities, which are part of the critical infrastructure, to RES.
Berdychiv city territorial community, Zhytomyr region: Supplying green energy to the city's Palace of Culture, which is home to 36 clubs, including an amateur choir of veterans, ensembles, a circus studio, and others.
Schedule of the championship
Leave your contacts in the form at the bottom of this page. You will receive information about the next steps and detailed descriptions of all the cases of the championship.
Search for a team
You can participate on your own or as part of a team of up to five people. Invite your friends or join the championship's Telegram chat to find like-minded people.
Registering for a case
Once you have chosen a case, you need to register for it. Each participant fills out a case selection form, where they also indicate whether they are working alone or in a team. The deadline for registration is July 16, 2023.
July 13, Thursday, 15:00 - 16:30
The grand opening of the RE-ENERGIZE UKRAINE championship. Join the event here.
An online meeting with organizers and community representatives, where we will get acquainted, share the details of the project, case studies, all stages, and answer your questions.
July 17, Monday, 15:00 - 16:30
Educational meeting. Energy communities: the power of communities for a sustainable Ukraine. European experience (in English). Join the event here.
- Katharina Habersbrunner, Board member, Bündnis Bürgerenergie, Germany
- Märt Helmja, CEO, Energie Ühistu, Estonia
July 19, Wednesday, 15:00 - 16:30
Educational meeting. Development of business plans and business models for renewable energy projects. Join the event here.
- Sergiy Kravchuk, Director of KNESS Energy, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
- Mykhailo Hanchuk, Director of Promavtomatika Vinnytsia LLC, deputy of the 8th convocation of the Vinnytsia City Council
July 21, 15:00 - 16:30
Educational meeting. Fundraising, or attracting resources for the implementation of ideas and local RES projects. Join the event here.
- Khrystyna Kasyanova, Head of the Energy and Energy Transition Committee of the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AHK Ukraine
- Chris Vrettos, financial manager of the European Union of Energy Cooperatives REScoop
July 30, Sunday, 23:59
Deadline for uploading solutions
Upload your solutions in your working group.
August 4, Thursday
Selection of semi-finalists
Community representatives together with renewable energy experts will review the solutions and select the best ones, whose authors will present their ideas in the final of the championship.
August 7-11, 2023
Consultations with mentors during individual online meetings to help evaluate the developed ideas, identify weaknesses, and suggest useful resources to improve the solution.
August 17, 2023
Final, online presentation of the best projects for the mentoring program to the judging panel and community representatives.
Project mentors will support the participating teams together with community representatives in finding funding and implementing the proposed solution.
The final event of the project
A solemn offline and online event (the place and time of the final will be announced later)
The names of the mentors will be announced soon!
Who can participate?
You can participate in a team of 2 up to 5 people. We invite energy managers, senior energy students, energy engineers, NGOs, activists and other interested initiative groups to find effective ways to use renewable energy sources in communities.
Want to see the case studies? Register in the form below or via this link.