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Part 2

As a result, the analysis of UTC Strategies traces two approaches to energy self-sufficiency of communities: on the one hand, the energy issue is perceived as an operational challenge to overcome which the community must allocate additional funding, and on the other hand - energy is positioned as an opportunity for project development investments, filling the local budget, etc. Thus, in general, more than 80% of UTCs with a Development Strategy consider energy as a key area for community development. For most of them, the priority is operational challenges related to thermal modernization of the housing stock, energy efficiency, upgrading of energy supply infrastructure, street lighting, drainage, etc. However, the strategic vision of the future development of the regions also occupies an important place in the program documents. Communities are open to potential investors. Certain UTCs have ready-made investment plans, allocated plots, and developed program documents for the construction of wind farms, solar farms, industrial parks, and biogas plants. The development of energy projects in communities provides a number of benefits, in particular, the creation of new jobs, increased taxes to the local budget, the return of young people. Some of the energy projects are extremely interesting and innovative, for example, the project to grow energy willow Krasnorichenskaya UTC (Lugansk region), ensuring the balance of the power system with shunting capacity in Roganskaya UTC (Kharkiv region), construction of biogas facilities Mykolayiv UTC (Parishtuna, Sumy region) in Trostyanets UTC (Sumy region). Unfortunately, the process of developing interesting energy and innovation projects is complicated by finding investors. In both Strategies and personal interviews with participants, this issue tops the list of weaknesses.