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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.

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April 14, 2021

The role of operators in ensuring energy market integrity and transparency – USAID ESP focus

The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) hosted a workshop on April 8 focused on the role of system operators in ensuring the integrity and transparency of the electricity and gas markets. During the seminar, experts and participants discussed the impact of effective energy market monitoring on improving transparency and integrity...

April 5, 2021

Increased Integration of Ukrainian and Polish Transmission Systems and Gas Markets

The USAID Energy Security Project has conducted an overall study, determining areas which can be further improved to enhance the integration between Poland and Ukraine with respect to regional security of natural gas supply and increasing cross-border trade. The detailed results of the study are presented in the report “Increased integration of Ukrainian and Polish Transmission Systems and Gas...

March 23, 2021

USAID ESP recommends ways to use battery storage systems

A discussion on promising approaches to energy storage organized by the USAID Energy Security Project on March 22, 2021 brought together nearly two hundred participants. During the event, USAID ESP experts presented recommended ways to use energy storage systems and discussed current policies, global trends, generally accepted approaches and current EU legislation on energy storage systems development in the electricity sector with key Ukrainian stakeholders and decision-makers.

March 15, 2021

Training for District Heating Companies and Local Governments to Work in the Open Gas Market

In partnership with the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine (MinRegion), the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) led an online seminar on “Conditions for District Heating Companies’ Operations after the PSO for Gas Market Entities is Lifted” on March 11 and 12, 2021. The two-day seminar was attended by 550 representatives of district heating companies (DHCs) and local governments, which are responsible for supplying heat to communities.

March 6, 2021

Gender equality in questions and answers: Interview with ESP Expert Yulia Galustian

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we should remember that the day's origins were not as a ‘holiday of spring, beauty, and love.’ March 8 began as part of the women’s rights movement, which is in itself part of a larger struggle: the movement for gender equality. Yulia Galustian, Gender Expert of USAID Energy Security Project, helped us to look deeper into it.

March 5, 2021

Women in Energy: Priorities for Improving Diversity and Inclusion in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 4, 2021, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Energy Security Project held its Third Annual Round Table dedicated to International Women’s Day to highlight inclusion and diversity across Ukraine’s energy sector and to reduce gender vulnerability in the context of COVID-19.

March 3, 2021

Energy Security of the Country

To better understand what energy security is, let us imagine that your family has built a house and is waiting for electricity and gas to get connected so you can live in comfort with light, hot water, and heat.
If the country has a sufficient number of energy sources, proper capacities to generate electricity, and heat to be supplied in a timely and uninterruptible manner to your home by...

March 1, 2021

Competitive selection of partner cities to support reforms aimed at optimizing and developing heat supply infrastructure

USAID ESP announces a competitive selection of partner cities! The competition will result in the selection of five partner cities where municipal stakeholders will receive technical assistance to implement reforms to optimize and develop their heat supply infrastructure. Submission Closing Date and Time - 31 March 2021, 14:00.

February 23, 2021

Training Workshop on Developing Heat Supply Systems for Ukrainian localities

On February 18-19, 2021, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) conducted the training workshop “Development of Heat Supply Systems for Ukrainian Localities” for the Kropyvnytskyi heat supplying company KP Teploenergetyk, the Kropyvnytskyi City Council, and heat supply system development experts from different cities of Ukraine. The purpose of the workshop was to help in developing heat supply...