Ukraine Installs Its First Mini CHP in Starokostyantynov with USAID Funding

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, January 5, 2024
Ukraine Installs Its First Mini CHP in Starokostyantynov with USAID Funding

Ukraine has inaugurated its first mini cogeneration plant (CHP) in the Khmelnytskyi region, financed by USAID Ukraine, as announced by the Ministry of Community Development, Territories, and Infrastructure.

Oleksandr Dushenko, the head of the utility company "Teplovyk," stated, "The installation of this plant will enable us to reduce the cost of the company's services due to the lower electricity costs generated by the CHP compared to market prices. Our small town wouldn't have been able to afford such a plant on its own, as the city budget doesn't allocate such funds."

The cogeneration plant is equipped with a gas-piston engine and is capable of generating both thermal and electrical energy. This energy will primarily be used to power city boiler houses, ensuring a continuous supply of heat to critical and social infrastructure objects, as well as residential buildings in the area.

In the background, the Ukrainian government has approved a new procedure for the qualification of cogeneration plants. This was developed by the State Energy Efficiency Agency as part of the implementation of European integration laws on the development of highly efficient cogeneration in Ukraine. Under these new rules, which are adapted to EU directives, thermal power plants and cogeneration plants will be able to qualify and confirm the efficiency of their cogeneration processes.

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