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.
December 8, 2022
The United States Helps Ukraine to Resume Heat and Hot Water Supplies Promptly
On December 8, 2022, in Lviv, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink and USAID/Ukraine Mission Director James Hope briefed the journalists about USAID-funded aid - 30 excavators that USAID has provided to 25 district heating companies across Ukraine to repair heating networks damaged by russia's aggression. The excavators, donated by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its Energy Security Project, valued at 2 million USD, will help Ukraine's district heating companies resume the supply of heat and hot water to the Ukrainian people during winter. It is part of a broader effort by the U.S. Government, including USAID, to provide Ukraine with energy repair equipment, power generators, winter clothing, and other assistance needed for winter.
October 7, 2022
Making Through the Winter?!
Ukraine is dealing with a subtle enemy who is shelling critical infrastructure facilities, so the coming winter in the country will be difficult. And therefore we cannot rule out interruptions in the supply of gas and electricity, heat and hot water. Although Ukraine already has the practice of promptly resuming the energy supplies, the issue of preparing for winter is still relevant.
September 20, 2022
The United States helps Ukraine to restore district heat networks damaged as the result of russia’s military aggression
On September 20, 2022, allowing restoration of district heating to over 20,000 residents of Kyiv. The total length of pipes handed over by the US Government via USAID’s Energy Security Project is 11 kilometers.
July 14, 2022
Commercial electricity flows from Ukraine to EU: mutually beneficial for Ukraine and the EU
At the beginning of June 2022, Continental Europe Transmission System Operators positively addressed the request of Ukrainian Transmission System Operator NPC Ukrenergo to renew electricity export from Ukraine to Europe. Export volumes will increase in line with implementing the countermeasures proposed by ENTSO-E.
June 30, 2022
Support to energy security cooperation between Ukraine and Europe
On June 30, 2022, USAID Ukraine's Senior Energy Advisor Sukru Bogut and USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) Gas Team Lead Justin Goonesinghe spoke at the 4th South-East European Gas (SEEGAS) Initiative Joint Steering Committee Crisis Response Meeting.
June 11, 2022
The USA supports Ukraine’s European energy integration and provides technical assistance for the development of Ukraine’s electricity market
U.S. Ambassador Bridget A. Brink and USAID Head of Mission in Ukraine, James Hope, during a visit to NPC «Ukrenergo», congratulated it on ENTSO-E's decision to open Ukrainian electricity exports to Europe. The United States fully supports Ukraine's energy integration with Europe and, via USAID and its Energy Security Project (ESP), continues providing «Ukrenergo» with expert assistance through projects dedicated to ENTSO-E synchronization and electricity market development and system planning and operation.
February 14, 2022
Ukraine’s valuable asset – district heating system should be preserved, transformed, and developed
Improving district heating (DH) is one of the main focus areas of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Energy Security Project (USAID ESP), alongside the electricity and gas sectors. However, as the number of households receiving DH has almost halved since independence, is it really necessary to develop this system when there are ample opportunities for individual or autonomous heating? What are the benefits of DH? Diana Korsakaite, USAID ESP District Heating Sector Lead, answers these and other questions in our interview.
January 27, 2022
Electricity guarantees of origin: who can use and benefit from them
Guarantees of Origin (GOs) are an instrument of proof of source of electricity being sold in retail market. Just GOs enable final consumers both to choose any type of electricity generation and confidence that electricity they receive is from renewable sources. Companies buy GOs as the latter ones are an effective instrument for decarbonization of the economy, the basis for calculating carbon footprints and reporting on sustainability. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the most widely used emissions reporting tool in international accounting, allows GOs to be used for carbon reporting; this is the primary source of business demand for GOs. USAID ESP Electricity Market Expert Danylo Babkov explains how an instrument of GOs works, how companies can use them, and what has to be done for GOs mechanism implementation in Ukraine.