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USAID to lead procurement of critical energy equipment for Ukraine

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund will pool international support to restore and rebuild energy infrastructure damaged by Russia’s invasion.

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December 21, 2021

USAID ESP helps Kyivteploenergo to automate heat supply control

Backed by USAID Energy Security Project, the Public Utility “Kyivteploenergo” is adopting the DH.GIS geoinformation system based on a software platform by Globema.

The DH.GIS software package will enable a digital map containing data on 2,700 km of district heating networks and over 200 heat sources across Kyiv. This map will automatically display any changes within the system, particularly data from aerial monitoring of heat networks.

моніторинг ринку електроенергії

December 1, 2021

USAID ESP helps NEURC to enhance the monitoring of the electricity market in determining market concentration indicators

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the Energy Security Project (ESP), works in close cooperation with the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) to determine the level of market concentration. These joint efforts resulted in an automated system to calculate the indices and indicators used in electricity market monitoring. The new system employs the Tableau Software purchased by USAID ESP to support market monitoring by NEURC. Since late September 2021, these calculations are used for official real-time monitoring of the electricity market. It is a good example of the practical support being provided to the Regulator by USAID ESP.

Віталій Мірошниченко, спеціаліст з газових питань USAID ПЕБ

November 22, 2021

How to become a part of the USAID ESP Team? From intern to a specialist!

Vitalii Miroshnychenko joined USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) in 2019 as an intern. Within a year, he had been promoted to a gas sector specialist and had become a key member of the Project’s Gas Team. We asked Vitalii about his path to energy and, particularly, to the ESP.

November 15, 2021

USAID supports Ukraine’s Electricity Market Operator to fight corruption

A significant step has been made toward building pubic trust in Ukraine’s energy markets. The state company Market Operator (MO) has gone through a process of reform supported by USAID to implement International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and fight corruption. As a result of these efforts the MO earned internationally recognized certification for their anti-corruption management system. 

November 8, 2021

Benefits of Open Data in the Energy Sector

Open data ensures equal and transparent conditions and easy access to knowledge in the energy market. They help market participants to make informed and responsible decisions. At the same time, open data serve as an effective means of public control over market participants, helping to counter corruption, improve government services, and develop new services and tools. Dozens of products, online services, analytical modules, applications, and chatbots have been developed based on open data. Millions of people use these resources every month. Let’s have a look how it works.

November 1, 2021

Ashley Hunziker: How does cooperation with civil society help solve urgent problems facing Ukraine’s energy sector?

How does cooperation with civil society help solve urgent problems facing Ukraine's energy sector?

Interview with Ashley Hunziker, Procurement and Grants Director, about the grant program, its goals and what the funds can be used for.

The Grant Program is part of the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP). How would you describe its objectives?

ESP grant funds are intended to achieve the...

October 28, 2021

USAID ESP and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine presented the Manual on Development of Heat Supply Schemes of Residential Settlements

USAID ESP and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine presented the Manual on Development of Heat Supply Schemes of Residential Settlements

USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine presented the Manual on Development of Heat Supply Schemes of Residential Settlements to two hundred representatives of DH...

October 28, 2021

Energy Security Project and UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the leaders of 193 UN member-states agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that became effective in January 2016. They will lay the basis for the policy of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) during the next 15 years.

Ukraine adapted the global goals and in September 2017, presented a national report “Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine”. On...

October 19, 2021

Integration of Ukrainian and EU Electricity Markets: What Are the Benefits for Ukraine?

The integrated power system of Ukraine (IPSU) currently works synchronously with Russia, Belarus, and Moldova. Today, only a small part of the Ukrainian power system – Burshtyn Energy Island (BEI) – is physically connected to European Union countries. BEI operates separately from the IPSU, so in the process of Ukraine’s overall synchronization with the European system, BEI will be connected to the IPSU. Connecting to the European network is key to reforming Ukraine's energy sector and will help balance the power system and reduce dependence on Russia. As a result of power system synchronization, Ukrainian electricity generators will gain access to new solvent markets, and Ukrainian traders and electricity suppliers will be able to diversify their resource portfolio, thereby increasing market competition and ensuring balanced operation of different segments of the Ukrainian electricity market. So, what will synchronization with the European system mean for Ukrainian consumers? Synchronization with the European energy market will give Ukrainian end consumers access to new suppliers at competitive prices, and thus provide reliable and high-quality electricity.