The first city in Ukraine plans to completely switch to green energy
Slavutych plans to completely switch to renewable energy sources, the mayor of the city Yuriy Fomichev said.
Currently, the city has developed the "Power Slavutych" plan, which provides for the transition to 100% renewable energy sources - it is planned to be adopted in the near future. The mayor said that he considers the plan realistic, and that Slavutych is "the only city in Ukraine that is ready to implement such changes." He added that energy efficiency is a priority for Slavutych as a "city of nuclear workers".
The city has a small budget for development, but the city government is actively developing international cooperation. For example, in 2023, Slavutych's budget amounted to 300 million hryvnias, and thanks to international projects, another 417 million were involved.
The city also has an ambitious project that involves the installation of a mini CHP plant that will work on wood waste - the cost of the project will be over six million euros. Such a CHP could be used to generate electricity for critical infrastructure in the event of a total blackout, which the city had already experienced at the start of a full-scale invasion. In March 2022, Slavutych was completely without electricity for six days - then people cooked food in their yards. The city is completely dependent on gas, so the city authorities are looking for alternative ways to provide electricity.
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