Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan for the City of Bila Tserkva for the Period 2017-2030
KT-Energy prepared Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan for the city of Bila Tserkva (211 000 inhabitants, Kyiv region, Ukraine) for the period 2017-2030, which was approved by the City Council on 22 of December, 2016.
Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans for cities are developed under the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy initiative. The signatories of the initiative pledge to reduce CO 2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Priority actions for reducing greenhouse gases emissions include:
- installation of energy efficient LED outdoor lights – such LED lights have already been installed on Les Kurbas street and Oleksandriyskyi boulevard;
- installation of heat energy meters in multi-apartment buildings to ensure 100% accounting for heat energy;
- modernization of city’s heat energy supply system with the replacement of heat pipelines and installation of high-efficient boilers and other modern equipment;
- thermal insulation of public buildings, including schools and hospitals, and residential buildings, including private buildings and multi-apartment buildings;
- development of public transportation system, pedestrian and bikes infrastructure.
KT-Energy executed the following tasks within preparation of sustainable energy and climate action plan:
- Analysis of city’s infrastructure and energy consumption in energy generation, transport, residential and public sectors;
- Development of city’s baseline greenhouse gases emissions inventory (direct GHG emissions due to fuel combustion (natural gas, petrol, diesel) and indirect emissions due to electricity consumption);
- Development of the list of priority energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and estimation of potential GHG emissions reduction due to their implementation;
- Organization of the stakeholders’ consultation process with the involvement of energy generation and supply enterprises, water supply enterprise, members of the city council and its executive committee, NGOs and general public.