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Guaranteed Buyer Commissions Renewable Energy Generation Forecast System with support from USAID Energy Security Project

The State-owned enterprise “Guaranteed Buyer” has been improving generation forecasts for renewable energy (RE). Support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided to the enterprise through the Energy Security Project (ESP) made it possible to significantly progress this work. Cooperation on renewable generation forecasting and planning between the Guaranteed Buyer and the USAID ESP involved Enercast, a German provider of renewable generation forecast technologies. The company operates in 20 countries worldwide and provides forecasts for over 180 GW of installed wind and solar energy capacity.

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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...

February 19, 2021

Austrian regulator’s experience in ensuring energy market integrity and transparency

On February 18, 2021, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), implemented the second part of the online seminar “Best European Practices for Ensuring the Integrity and Transparency of Energy Markets.” This time, the seminar focused on Austrian experience. Leo Lehr, representative of the Austrian regulator E-Control, stressed...

February 12, 2021

Workshop on Best European Practices to Ensure Integrity and Transparency of Energy Markets

At the workshop on the best European practices to ensure the integrity and transparency of energy markets, organized by the USAID Energy Security Project on February 11, 2021, the experts presented the experience of market surveillance and monitoring both on a practical example of the national regulatory authority in the United Kingdom and through a general overview of best practices across the...

February 4, 2021

Energy Ombudsman for Ukraine and its functions

Introduction of the Energy Ombudsman is particularly important during the energy market liberalization that is underway in Ukraine. The USAID Energy Security Project described the two main models for an Energy Ombudsman. Ukraine has yet to identify which of the Energy Ombudsman models to adopt or to resolve several related issues.

January 27, 2021

USAID provides Kyiv with vehicles to improve heating system repairs

On January 27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over to the city of Kyiv three emergency repair vehicles and one mobile diagnostic laboratory to improve the detection and repair of the city's heating networks. The vehicles, purchased with $735,000 in USAID funding, will improve Kyivteploenergo’s ability to quickly restore heat to dwellings after unexpected system...

December 21, 2020

Off to a Strong Start: The Ukrainian Wholesale Electricity Market’s First Year

Ukraine as a member of the Energy Community has committed to implementing the principles of the European Union (EU) Third Energy Package. This includes unbundling energy generation and supply, increasing electricity market transparency, strengthening consumer protection rules, developing more effective and independent national regulatory authorities, and improving cross-border collaboration and...