ON THE RESULTS OF
XII INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
ENERGY EFFICIENCY. RENEWABLE ENERGY‑2019
ХII International Trade Fair «Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy‑2019» took place on November 5‑7 under the roof of International Exhibition Centre, Ltd. (IEC, 15, Brovarsky Avenue, Kyiv, Ukraine). It is the key event devoted to issues of transition to alternative heating without gas, benefits of usage of renewable energy sources and alternative types of fuel, energy‑saving projects on modernization of enterprises, advanced energy‑saving technologies and materials in energy, industry, construction, housing and communal services, agro‑industrial complex.
Exhibition's organizer: International Exhibition Centre, Ltd., with the support of the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, Association of Ukrainian Cities.
In the exhibition's opening ceremony on November 5th took part:
- Aliona Babak – Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine
- Dmytro Zhyvytsky – First Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories of Ukraine
- Mykhailo Khorev – Acting Head of State Agency of Water Resources of Ukraine
- Oleksandr Slobozhan – Executive Director of the Associationof Ukrainian Cities
- Ivan Tkachenko – Deputy General Director of International Exhibition Centre, Ltd.
other honorable guests.
International Trade Fair «Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy» once again became the significant and expected event for participants' demonstration of their best developments in the sphere of energy‑saving and renewable sources of energy. This year 71 companies from 9 countries of the world (Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine) presented both own products and products of other countries as well (Great Britain, Slovenia, the USA, Taiwan and many others).
Year by year renewable energy in Ukraine is gaining considerable momentum and attracting more investors. Thus, foreign exhibitors specializing in renewable energy sources were: «Ecoprogetti» (Italy), «Energy 5» (Poland), «Ideal Energy» (Turkey), «Profec Ventus» (Germany); domestic participants in this direction were: «Metexpert», «Budpostach», «Wolf System», «Ekotechnik», «Peredovi Tekhnologii», «Prolog Semicor», «Specialized Energy Technologies» and others.
Boiler equipment is an integral part of both residential and industrial sectors because it is used to provide consumers with heat and hot water. Companies working in this direction were presented on this year's exhibition: «Avogadro Energy» (Italy), «John Greaves Energy», «Polytechnik Biomass Energy» (Austria), «Аiss Group», «Kriger», «Lika‑Svit», «Metalist», «Ustymivsk Boiler Mechanical Plant» and many others.
Price increase for traditional energy sources makes the use of biofuel (in particular pellets and briquettes) for domestic and industrial purposes more relevant, as evidenced by the participation in the exhibition of both Ukrainian and foreign companies: «RMP» (Latvia), «Vin‑Pellet», «TBZ Liakhovychesky» (Belarus), «Firewood». Getting acquainted with the achievements of the exhibitors, Sergiy Savchuk, Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine noted, how active bioenergy in Ukraine is. This was facilitated by legislative incentives.
The stand of Trade Department of Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Ukraine (Advantage Austria) ‑ the annual exhibitor ‑ deserves special attention. This year, at the collective stand, 8 Austrian companies presented their products and services for improvement of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy, heating systems, biogas, etc. The relations between the two countries play an important role for economic and political cooperation, facilitate the exchange of experience and information in the sectors of economy, research and technology. Thus, Austrian companies' annual participation in the exhibition once again confirms the interest of both countries in further development of trade and economic relations and creation of favorable conditions for doing business.
The exhibition's debutant ‑ company «B Solutions» ‑ aroused a lively interest of the audience, because the technology of construction of energy storage towers was presented at the exposition for the first time.
The company «Prana Platinum», in turn, introduced a new line of the up‑to‑date energy efficient ventilation solutions for residential, public and industrial purpose. The recuperators of this series have got new possibilities of monitoring the state of the air environment due to sensors of humidity, atmospheric pressure, temperature, air quality.
It was crowded all three days of exhibition on the stand of «Krieger». In addition to company's core specialization, namely the production of boiler equipment, at the exhibition was presented a wind generator, which caused a furor among visitors. It is worth noting that at the seminar of the Public Union «Ukrainian Wind Energy Association», Sergiy Savchuk, Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine defined features of the domestic wind power, which is the second largest sector of «clean» energy by the rate of object input.
The following companies have diversified the exhibition with heat pumps, energy saving systems, lighting, ventilation and air conditioning, steam turbines, rechargeable batteries: «Apator Metra» (Czech Republic), «Howden» (Germany), «MuoviTech», «ADS», «Electromir‑Kyiv», «Etalon‑Prylad», «Santa‑Inzhbud», «Sviteco» and many others.
List of participants and Photos
For the first time at the exposition was an opened to everyone presentation zone, where exhibitors had the opportunity to tell interested visitors and other participants about their professional achievements ‑ new projects, products, partners, etc. Thus, the great interest aroused presentation on «How do we see energy transition till year 2050» by the company OSGP Alliance (the Netherlands).
Interesting business program with the high officials' participation annually is the integral part of Trade Fair «Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy». Within the framework of XV International Congress «Institutional and Technical Aspects of Reforming of Housing and Communal Services» and exhibitions were held more than 20 events devoted to energy efficiency and energy‑saving such as: development of the renewable energy sector taking into account the current state of the electricity market of Ukraine; energy and climate transformation; establishment of condominium associations as the motivation of buildings' energy efficiency level; energy efficiency in industries; necessity and prospects of preservation of centralized heat supply in Ukraine; European Energy Award ‑ the instrument of effective energy management, etc. The events' organizers were: Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, Kyiv State City Administration, branch associations: Public Union «Ukrainian Wind Energy Association», Association «Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine», Public Union «Bioenergy Association of Ukraine» (UABio), Association on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, Association of Ukrainian Cities, Housing Managers Association, international organizations: Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and many others.
«Preservation and development of district heating supply system of cities is a priority issue for the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine. We don't want to be held hostages of gas systems.A number of regulatory acts have been adopted this year aimed at improving the energy efficiency of buildings and accounting of energy resources». This was stated by Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine Aliona Babak at the opening of the Congress and exhibitions.
Executive Director of the Association of Ukrainian Cities Oleksandr Slobozhan, who also took part in the official opening ceremony of the Congress and exhibitions, noted that in order to ensure high quality of service, all municipalities need the latest technologies, and this event is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the up‑to‑date industry solutions, as well asattract business cooperation.
XII International Trade Fair «Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy‑2019» as always, was held simultaneously with the exhibitions: «CommunTech», «RoadTechExpo», «AQUA UKRAINE», «EuroBuildExpo», «Industrial Ecology». Joint conducting of the above‑mentioned events allowed an even bigger number of visitors to get acquainted with the domestic and world novelties of the related industries, get complete and reliable information about the market state, exchange experiences, find partners, take part in business program events, etc.
This year International Exhibition Centre gathered 327 enterprises from 15 countries of the world on the area of more than 17 000 m2; the number of visitors was 8 515. Such figures indicate the efficiency of the above‑mentioned exhibition events, which have already taken their rightful place at the international level.
On behalf of the exhibition's organizers, we thank all the participants and visitors for their cooperation and we are waiting for you at the XIII International Trade Fair «Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy‑2020» (November 10‑12), preparation for which has already started!