Gas Cut-off in Slavutych: The City Avoided Freezing Owing to the Biofuel Boiler Plant

The Group of Companies Ukrteplo owns a boiler plant with a capacity of 10,5 MW. The facility meets 40 per cent of the city`s heat energy and hot water needs. It primarily provides kindergartens, schools, medical centers and other social facilities.

“The boiler plant operates on biofuel. Since gas is switched off in the city, we are the only supplier of heat and hot water. Owing to the boiler plant, Slavutych avoids freezing, the city`s key facilities operate normally. We keep up a permanent dialogue with local authorities and make every effort for uninterrupted heat supply,” notified Ivan Nadein, the founder of the Group of Companies Ukrteplo.
According to him, the gas cut-off precedent in the middle of the winter heating season, once again, demonstrates that Ukraine shall use all possibilities to substitute blue fuel with renewable sources. Because the gas price will continue to rise and any other city may face the situation that happened in Slavutych.
We would like to remind the reader about plans to create “green” energy cluster in the city of Slavutych, so the city may completely convert from natural gas in housing and utilities sector.

The next step after the launch of the biofuel boiler plant, which is the largest facility of this type in Ukraine, is the construction of a bioCHPP, operating on renewable energy sources with a total capacity of 12,5 MWh of electric energy, which will also produce 25 Gcal/h of thermal energy.

Moreover, approximately 1 500 ha of energy willow will be cultivated near Slavutych. Consequently, the boiler plant and the bioCHPP will have enough raw materials.
The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Slavutych City Council and the Group of Companies Ukrteplo signed the relevant Memorandum on Cooperation on 20th of November 2017.
The memorandum was signed by Serhii Savchuk, Chairman of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Yurii Fomichev, mayor of Slavutych, and Ivan Nadein, the founder of the Group of Companies Ukrteplo.
The document is signed within the framework of the European Initiative “Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy” and according to “The Sustainable Energy Action Development Plan” (SEAP). The memorandum provides the major principles and areas of cooperation between its signatories for the period 2017 – 2020.
The Group of Companies Ukrteplo is one of the market leaders of renewable energy in Ukraine. The company was founded in 2011 and currently conducts business in 14 regions of Ukraine and in a number of other countries such as Moldova, Hungary. The company successfully implemented over 1000 projects.
Priority areas of activities: heat production from renewable sources; production of industrial boilers with a capacity up to 15 MW in cooperation with one of the world’s leading countries Kara Energy Systems; bioethanol production; energy plant cultivation; electricity production at small HPP facilities (small HPPs) and at solar and wind power facilities as well; electricity production on landfill sites of solid household waste by degassing and producing landfill gas, etc.