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 suppliers, you will be confident that you will have as much light, hot water, and heat as you need. In other words, you will feel energy secured. Energy security is the confidence that available energy will be in the quantity and of the quality needed under the specific conditions.
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.