USAID Administrator Power visited the energy facility to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine’s energy sector
On July 17, 2023, the USAID Administrator Samantha Power visited the Kyivteploenergo's (KTE) Combined Heat and Power Plant-5 (CHP-5) to learn how US-funded assistance helped Ukraine survive the winter and reaffirm the U.S. Government's strong commitment to keep Ukraine's energy infrastructure functional despite Russia's attacks.
December 21, 2020
Off to a Strong Start: The Ukrainian Wholesale Electricity Market’s First Year
Ukraine as a member of the Energy Community has committed to implementing the principles of the European Union (EU) Third Energy Package. This includes unbundling energy generation and supply, increasing electricity market transparency, strengthening consumer protection rules, developing more effective and independent national regulatory authorities, and improving cross-border collaboration and...
December 16, 2020
Training for Traders in Gas Market
On December 9-11, 2020, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) conducted a three-day online training for traders in the gas market. More than 250 participants attended the training, including both newcomers to the sector working as traders or gas supply managers and more experienced professionals already operating in the area of regulatory or antimonopoly authorities.
December 10, 2020
Analysis and Recommendations on Dispatching Orders in the Balancing Market
USAID ESP analyzed the situation on the Balancing market with the material difference between debits and credits of the uplift account UA-1 and developed a set of recommendations to mitigate the gap between costs of balancing energy and imbalance.
November 10, 2020
USAID ESP launches a new bachelor program in Renewable Energy Engineering
On November 10th, World Science Day for Peace and Development, the new Bachelor Program ‘Renewable Energy Engineering’ was presented at the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas. This new Program was launched with support from USAID ESP. In September 2020, the first six students of the twenty-two selected started the program that, in this initial stage, has been developed...
October 22, 2020
Competitive, transparent and effectively monitored energy markets
The opening of a new liberalized Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) on July 1st, 2019 was a turning point in the reform of Ukraine’s electricity sector. Competitive markets, which are transparent and effectively monitored offer house-hold consumers stable, quality electricity at lower costs. Competition is also essential to growing Ukraine’s independent energy sector and is a requirement as a...
October 1, 2020
Flexibility in the Ukrainian Energy System. What is the role of the renewable energy sector?
Results from an ESP assessment of flexibility in Ukraine’s electricity system were presented at a recent stakeholder roundtable. Presentations relating to renewable energy penetration into the system along with an analysis of ancillary services market performance and recommendations for improved system balancing and ENSO-E integration were provided by ESP sector experts.
August 27, 2020
Ukraine Begins Testing Nuclear Power Generator Systems
Testing is underway for several nuclear power plants’ generator excitation systems, which keep plants at the right voltage level. These systems are critical for safety and proper operation, and stable test results are a requirement for Ukraine’s power system to integrate with the European system.