Helping Ukraine to Keep Energy Infrastructure Functional and Secure


Helping Ukraine to Keep Energy Infrastructure Functional and Secure


Helping Ukraine to Keep Energy Infrastructure Functional and Secure


Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the U.S. Government, through USAID ESP, has assisted the Government of Ukraine and energy companies to continue providing the Ukrainian people with access to electricity, gas, heat, and hot water.

In February 2023, the U.S. Government announced plans to provide $250 million in additional emergency energy assistance to help Ukraine strengthen its power grid in the face of Russia’s attacks. For over a year, USAID ESP has led the charge, and we recently expanded our collaboration with Ukrainian Government partners and energy and electricity utilities to prepare for the coming winter (2023-2024) and improve energy sector resiliency and stability.

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Since the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion, USAID ESP has provided

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To help Ukrainian energy companies deliver power, gas, heat, and hot water supplies and support local authorities to provide primary medical services, sanitary care, and safe transport to civilians, particularly in damaged areas

Steel & insulated pipes

pipe 125.5 km

of steel and pre-insulated pipes and 12,041 pieces of related materials

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To replace damaged pumps and prepare heating networks for the 2023-2024 heating season.


Excavators 74


To help operators of district heating and distribution system operators to repair damaged systems after Russia’s attacks and provide thousands of Ukrainians with electricity and heat this winter.

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First aid kits

Plus 500 sets of personal protective equipment for electricity and district heating technicians and other frontline energy operators working to keep electricity, heat, and gas flowing in Ukraine.

First aid kits
Mobile power station

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28 MW Gas turbine power plant

To supply electricity for 100,000 homes, hospitals, schools, and critical infrastructure.

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Stationary boiler houses

To help schools in the Kyiv oblast provide heat and hot water to children.

Stationary boiler houses
Mobile boiler house

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Mobile boiler houses

To help municipalities provide steady supplies of heat during emergencies and shutdowns to hospitals and facilities for seniors and people with disabilities.

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Emergency shelters

To help to protect thousands of citizens and energy workers in temporary shelters from Russia’s strikes.

Emergency heating shelters
Industrial salt

salt 6,490 tons

Industrial salt

To support Ukraine’s energy generation needs and ensure the continued supply of heat and hot water to civilians.

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30 Drones and 30 iPads

To help the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine, Ukrenergo, and Naftogaz remotely inspect pipelines and transmission lines and support the steady flow of power and gas to citizens.

ipads and drones

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To help Naftogaz, the largest Ukrainian oil and gas company, continue producing and processing gas safely and securely, bringing steady access to heating and energy to millions of Ukrainian citizens and businesses.

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Current transformers

To allow regional distribution stations to restore functionality and provide millions of Ukrainians with access to electricity.

current transformers
circuit breaker

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Circuit breakers

To allow regional distribution substations to restore functionality and provide millions of Ukrainians with access to electricity.

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Sets of 245 kV and 330 kV disconnectors

With control cabinets to help Ukrenergo restore damaged transmission substations throughout the country.

power transformers

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Power transformers

To help Ukrainian operators of electric distribution and district heating system restore local and national power grids, repair heating networks, and provide stable heat and electricity to citizens.

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Bucket trucks

To restore overhead grid lines and maintain the stable operation of Ukraine’s Integrated Power System.

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Еmergency vehicles

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Еmergency vehicles

To repair damaged heating networks.

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Mobile data center

To support the Gas Transmission System Operator’s backup dispatch and other activities, allowing a smooth gas supply to citizens in Ukraine.

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relay protection

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Set of relay protection equipment

To help Ukrenergo, Ukraine’s electricity transmission system operator, restore operations at substations throughout the country.

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SET OF IT equipment

To strengthen the operations of Ukrenergo’s main and regional dispatch centers.

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Cogeneration units

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Cogeneration unit and 6 pieces of related equipment

Installed CGUs will help district heating systems keep heat flowing to citizens during planned and emergency outages this winter while also building long-term resilience in the heating system.

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Last updated February 6, 2024
About the project

USAID ESP works to enhance Ukraine’s energy security by improving the energy policy, legal and regulatory environment and increasing energy supply to achieve broad-based, resilient economic development to sustain Ukrainian democracy.

Since Russia’s invasion, USAID ESP has responded rapidly and consistently to meet the extensive needs of Ukraine’s energy sector and to keep heat, hot water and power flowing to all citizens during wartime.

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