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Energy Security Project and UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the leaders of 193 UN member-states agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that became effective in January 2016. They will lay the basis for the policy of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) during the next 15 years.

Ukraine adapted the global goals and in September 2017, presented a national report “Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine”. On...

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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.

Steel pipelines and cables in a plant

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.

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April 12, 2020

USAID ESP Recommends Ways to Soften COVID-19 Impact on Ukraine’s Energy Market

The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) has proposed a list of strategies to tackle the most urgent problems and keep the market on track for the rest of the pandemic.

Steel pipelines and cables in a plant

February 29, 2020

NEURC adopts pricing formula to correct imbalances in the electricity market

The formula, proposed by the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP), creates better incentives for traders and will reduce costs across the market.