Valerii Koroviy, head of the Vinnytsia Region State Administration, drew attention to the fact that public authorities have been focusing on renewables and energy efficiency not for the first time. In Vinnytsia region, since 2013, due to the complex of measures, systemic consumption of natural gas has been reduced. In 2018 an economy of 370 million cubic meters per year was achieved, which equals 2.7 billion UAH. «These are the financial resources that have remained in the country, and did not go to Russian Gazprom», he said. «But, at the same time, the question now is: what do we have to do next? Business and budget institutions have twice reduced their gas consumption, but Teplocomunenergo reduced consumption by only 10%». The next task was formed, as the need to find the factors and incentives to accelerate the transition of classical thermal energy to renewable energy sources.
To make it real, according to Mr. Koroviy, it is necessary to look for new mechanisms. In particular, economic mechanisms that will reduce the cost of renewable energy for the consumer. «Obviously -
renewable sources need to be developed. But at the same time it is necessary to understand that these technologies are expensive», he said. «What will happen next year in connection with the introduction of amendments to the law – this should be the subject of discussion of specialists, so that we do not kill the child who was born and wants to move on».