On 24 & 25 September, a large Ukrainian delegation – representatives from Ministry of Regional Development, Building & Housing of Ukraine, Regulatory Commission, District heating companies, Municipal administrations from Kiev, Zaporizhzhia & Bila Tserkva – is visiting Denmark.
The purpose of the Study tour is to learn about long-term district heating network development and planning on the municipal level as well as district heating company level including goals and objectives, mechanisms used in the process, EU Member states experience and lessons learned. The area of interest includes roles and responsibilities of institutional actors taking part in the long term planning process, regulatory actions supporting the process, and practical mechanisms in place to keep compatibility among state level policy goals, municipal level objectives and entity’s level actions.
On 24 September, DBDH organized visits to Gentofte Fjernvarme focusing on municipality Heat supply plans, competition with decentralised heat generation issues and connection of new customers, and also a visit to VEKS with focus on long term investment programs, implementation of network development and security of supply. DBDH members participated with presentations related to the challenges the district heating sector in Ukraine is undergoing.
On 25 September, the delegation will meet Dansk Fjernvarme, Danish Energy Agency and Danish Energy Regulatory Authority.