To be eligible for funding, the demonstration projects must comply with the following criteria.

The project owner must:

  • be a public organisation, owned by the state, region or municipality;
  • have the required debt-servicing capacity;
  • have the required resources to fund 15% of the total project cost;
  • be able to provide a guarantee covering a loan of EUR 500,000;
  • have the institutional capacity to prepare, plan and implement an internationally- financed capital investment project;
  • accept and be prepared to apply state-of-the-art technology requirements and design principles and conduct procurements according to NEFCO Procurement Guidelines;
  • be prepared to report to the funding agencies and disseminate information on results and achievements of the demonstration project.

The demonstration projects must:

  • be built on well-known and proven district heating technology;
  • be cost efficient;
  • be affordable and not have negative impact on vulnerable consumers;
  • increase energy efficiency, with minimum 30% reduction of energy consumption;
  • be environmentally sustainable;
  • be financially viable, with payback period for the total project cost of maximum eight (8) years;
  • be innovative and have the potential to serve as a demonstration project and example of best practice, developed on the basis of state-of-the-art technology requirements and design principles;
  • be replicable.

 

As of 2019, the DemoUkrainaDH programme is no longer inviting applications for new projects.

Projects

Donors and financiers

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Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

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Sweden

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Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership

Programme consultants

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Project management consultant for the programme

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Coordination consultant for the programme