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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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April 28, 2021

District Heating Schemes are key to improving Energy Efficiency

Developing district heating schemes creates a roadmap for how best to combine different types of heat in residential settlements and allows to make informed decisions on energy efficiency improvements, ensure energy independence, and reduce contributions to climate change.

Roundtable participants discussed this and district heating schemes’ other benefits as part of “Heat Supply Scheme Development Under the New Methodology: An Important Step Toward the Energy Efficient Transformation of Ukrainian Settlements.” The roundtable was organized by the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) on April 28 with the support of USAID and the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development (MinRegion).

April 20, 2021

About Energy Poverty and Protection of Vulnerable Consumers in our Interview with the ESP Expert Svitlana Holikova

Electricity and gas prices are important topics for all customers, irrespective of their citizenship or country of residence. But they are especially important in Ukraine due to the phased “release” of regulated energy prices. With the prospect of fully market-based pricing, these costs keep growing. We asked Svitlana Golikova, Energy Policy and Regulation Expert at the USAID Energy Security...

April 14, 2021

The role of operators in ensuring energy market integrity and transparency – USAID ESP focus

The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) hosted a workshop on April 8 focused on the role of system operators in ensuring the integrity and transparency of the electricity and gas markets. During the seminar, experts and participants discussed the impact of effective energy market monitoring on improving transparency and integrity...

April 5, 2021

Increased Integration of Ukrainian and Polish Transmission Systems and Gas Markets

The USAID Energy Security Project has conducted an overall study, determining areas which can be further improved to enhance the integration between Poland and Ukraine with respect to regional security of natural gas supply and increasing cross-border trade. The detailed results of the study are presented in the report “Increased integration of Ukrainian and Polish Transmission Systems and Gas...

March 23, 2021

USAID ESP recommends ways to use battery storage systems

A discussion on promising approaches to energy storage organized by the USAID Energy Security Project on March 22, 2021 brought together nearly two hundred participants. During the event, USAID ESP experts presented recommended ways to use energy storage systems and discussed current policies, global trends, generally accepted approaches and current EU legislation on energy storage systems development in the electricity sector with key Ukrainian stakeholders and decision-makers.

March 15, 2021

Training for District Heating Companies and Local Governments to Work in the Open Gas Market

In partnership with the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine (MinRegion), the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) led an online seminar on “Conditions for District Heating Companies’ Operations after the PSO for Gas Market Entities is Lifted” on March 11 and 12, 2021. The two-day seminar was attended by 550 representatives of district heating companies (DHCs) and local governments, which are responsible for supplying heat to communities.

March 6, 2021

Gender equality in questions and answers: Interview with ESP Expert Yulia Galustian

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we should remember that the day's origins were not as a ‘holiday of spring, beauty, and love.’ March 8 began as part of the women’s rights movement, which is in itself part of a larger struggle: the movement for gender equality. Yulia Galustian, Gender Expert of USAID Energy Security Project, helped us to look deeper into it.

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...