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.
September 6, 2023
Energy market reform in action: USAID ESP joined the meeting between regulators
On September 5th, 2023, in Warsaw, representatives of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC), the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), and participants of the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and the EU Future of Commodities Market (EU-FCM) project in Ukraine participated in a joint meeting.
September 4, 2023
Ivano-Frankivsk University launched a modern laboratory with USAID ESP support
Ivano-Frankivsk Technical University of Oil and Gas (IFNTUOG) launched a modern laboratory for installing, adjusting, and operating photovoltaic power plants. The educational laboratory, funded by the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP), will train renewable energy sector specialists in Ukraine and is unprecedented among the education institutions in West Ukraine.
August 31, 2023
The independent technical review of stress-test scenarios for the 2023/2024 winter season
In addition to the normal seasonal price dynamics in natural gas markets, the coming 2023/2024 winter season poses an acute risk of natural gas price volatility in the European Union (EU) spot markets. This volatility is partially driven by reductions in Russian supplies during the last years, and it might become more acute under a prolonged cold winter and if demand is high in other global gas markets. This situation would reduce gas affordability for EU customers and might cause negative economic consequences for the EU member states.
August 18, 2023
USAID ESP resumes the project to assist in restoring Ukraine’s energy sector
On August 16th, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) launched a project called "Resource Adequacy Assessment of the Integrated Power System of Ukraine" (RAA Project) aimed at preparing scenarios and plans to renovate the electricity system and develop investment promoting mechanisms to address short, medium, and long-term needs in compliance with the methodology proposed by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).
August 17, 2023
USAID ESP launched a series of webinars about cogeneration units
The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) has launched a series of events to give district heating companies (DHCs) thorough guidance and instruction about cogeneration units (CGUs). USAID ESP's technical assistance will help DHCs prepare for the 2023-2024 heating season.
August 15, 2023
The USAID Energy Security Project supports the Ukrainian energy market coupling with the EU
At the beginning of August, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) launched the Roadmap and Capacity Building on Electricity Market Coupling Activity aimed at helping the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), Market Operator, and NPC Ukrenergo to implement the market coupling process.
August 14, 2023
New heat supply scheme for Lutsk: cogeneration will change it all
Lutsk City Council has adopted the Heat Supply Scheme (HSS) for 2023-2032. The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) supported the development of the Scheme as part of a Program helping municipal stakeholders implement reforms improving resilience, technical optimization, energy efficiency, and the environmental sustainability of heat supply systems.
August 10, 2023
USAID ESP discussed Four Pillars of Integrated Energy Trading with Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
On August 9th, 2023, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and Verkhovna Rada's Committee on Energy, Housing, and Utilities conducted a joint coordination session on further reforms of Ukraine's energy markets.