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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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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...

December 16, 2020

Training for Traders in Gas Market

 On December 9-11, 2020, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) conducted a three-day online training for traders in the gas market. More than 250 participants attended the training, including both newcomers to the sector working as traders or gas supply managers and more experienced professionals already operating in the area of regulatory or antimonopoly authorities.

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.