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24.11 2017

Free Energy at the IX International Investment Forum

On November 23, the IX International Investment Business Forum “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Industrial Modernization” was held in Kyiv.

The initiator of the Forum was the State Agency for Energy Efficiency.

More than 600 participants took part in the forum: representatives of authorities, business, investors, experts. They discussed the successes and problems of renewable energy, the investment attractiveness of green projects and the impact of the development of this sphere on the future of Ukraine.

Over the past 3 years, around 400 million euros have been invested in the installation of 1 670 MW of new heat energy sources using alternative energy sources, another 345 million euros – in 353 MW of renewable energy. Together, Ukraine has about 800 million euros of investment in clean energy.

Satisfaction with the legislative changes and positive trends in the development of clean energy in Ukraine was expressed by Thorsten Wollert, head of the energy sector of the European Commission’s support group. He assured that the EU will continue to support Ukraine in this direction.

Jason Pellmar, head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), spoke about the role of financial institutions in supporting green projects: “Over the past 25 years, we have attracted more than $ 3.2 billion in the Ukrainian economy, including through energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. energy “.

Shevchenko, the chairman of the board of Ukrgasbank, also emphasized on the successful financing of “green” projects. According to him, the bank has already funded projects of “clean” energy for 250 million euros.

Anatoly Nikolaychuk, director of strategy and development for Free Energy, shared the impressions from the event: “This Forum brought together state and local executives, businessmen and specialists from all over Ukraine who are interested in renewable energy development under one roof. We had the opportunity to study the colleagues’ experience one day, share their achievements, establish a dialogue with the authorities and discuss the prospects of financing our projects with representatives of powerful international financial organizations. “