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Raising energy efficiency in Ukraine

Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive in Ukraine

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Cofinancier

    State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Switzerland

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2020 to 2025

  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport


The Ukrainian energy supply system and other critical infrastructure were heavily damaged by Russian attacks, leading to a temporary lack of electricity in the affected communities. To secure the long-term energy supply, energy efficiency must be restored based on ‘build back better’ principles.


The framework conditions for energy efficiency in Ukraine are used more effectively. Reconstruction takes place based on the principle of ‘build back better’.

Solar panels have been installed on the side of a building.


The project is working on behalf of the German and Swiss Governments to support the framework conditions for energy efficiency in Ukraine in accordance with the EU directives.

The project contributes to Ukraine’s implementation of an energy transition towards an environmentally friendly and efficient provision of energy. This will also create new jobs and open up markets for energy services. Moreover, it will reduce the high energy consumption and costs of public and private buildings as well as supporting households and companies in planning, budgeting and implementing their own efficiency measures.

The project:

  • advises the Ukrainian Government on the practical implementation of European Union Directives 2012/27/EU and 2010/31/EU,
  • contributes to the development of the Ukrainian legal framework,
  • ensures implementation of practical measures in the municipalities and mainstreaming of energy efficiency as a topic in education and training and in companies,
  • provides training courses on energy management for employees of municipal authorities,
  • supports the implementation of energy management and the development of municipal energy plans and
  • advises destroyed or damaged companies in the Sumy and Chernihiv regions on damage assessment, technical analysis and modern, energy-efficient reconstruction.

In achieving this, the project concentrates on training employees, increasing the attractiveness of engineering and technical professions, and gender mainstreaming in the energy sector.

Last update: September 2023

A person wearing a high-visibility vest and safety helmet paints a wall white as part of a renovation project.

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