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USAID handed over to Luhansk Energy Association the dedicated equipment for over UAH 7.7 million

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has handed over to Luhansk Energy Association LLC the dedicated equipment for over UAH 7.7 million through the Energy Security Project. USAID is creating the necessary conditions to ensure uninterrupted energy supply for over 340,000 household and 8,000 commercial customers in the Ukraine’s government-controlled territory of Luhansk Oblast, and thus contributing to strengthening of Ukraine’s energy security.

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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...

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.