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USAID Administrator Power visited the energy facility to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine’s energy sector

On July 17, 2023, the USAID Administrator Samantha Power visited the Kyivteploenergo's (KTE) Combined Heat and Power Plant-5 (CHP-5) to learn how US-funded assistance helped Ukraine survive the winter and reaffirm the U.S. Government's strong commitment to keep Ukraine's energy infrastructure functional despite Russia's attacks.

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September 13, 2023

NEURC Resolution, supported by USAID ESP, will facilitate electricity exchange with Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary

On September 12, 2023, the National Energy and Utility Regulatory Commission (NEURC) adopted the resolution “On Approval of the Cross-Border Capacity Allocation Rules for Ukraine – Poland, Ukraine – Slovakia and Ukraine – Hungary directions.”

September 12, 2023

Market Operator successfully re-confirmed its anti-corruption certificate: USAID ESP funded independent audit

The Joint-Stock Company Market Operator (JSC MO) is responsible for selling and buying electricity on the Day-Ahead Market (DAM) and the Intraday Market (IDM) and helps to balance demand and supply in the electricity market.

September 11, 2023

USAID ESP helps the Ukraine Energy Support Fund to procure equipment

Since April 2022, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP), acting as an independent procurement agent under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund (UESF), has helped to procure and provide equipment to meet the urgent needs of Ukraine’s energy sector to rebuild and repair infrastructure damaged by Russia’s attacks.

September 9, 2023

USAID Energy Security Project supports the energy resilience of local communities

To build the long-term energy resilience of local communities, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) conducted a webinar on potential alternatives to natural gas in district heating to help municipal leadership strategically plan energy sector development, specifically heat systems.

September 6, 2023

Energy market reform in action: USAID ESP joined the meeting between regulators

On September 5th, 2023, in Warsaw, representatives of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC), the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), and participants of the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) and the EU Future of Commodities Market (EU-FCM) project in Ukraine participated in a joint meeting.

September 4, 2023

Ivano-Frankivsk University launched a modern laboratory with USAID ESP support

Ivano-Frankivsk Technical University of Oil and Gas (IFNTUOG) launched a modern laboratory for installing, adjusting, and operating photovoltaic power plants. The educational laboratory, funded by the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP), will train renewable energy sector specialists in Ukraine and is unprecedented among the education institutions in West Ukraine.

August 31, 2023

The independent technical review of stress-test scenarios for the 2023/2024 winter season

In addition to the normal seasonal price dynamics in natural gas markets, the coming 2023/2024 winter season poses an acute risk of natural gas price volatility in the European Union (EU) spot markets. This volatility is partially driven by reductions in Russian supplies during the last years, and it might become more acute under a prolonged cold winter and if demand is high in other global gas markets. This situation would reduce gas affordability for EU customers and might cause negative economic consequences for the EU member states.

August 29, 2023

USAID ESP helps to improve the daily gas balancing market in Ukraine

On August 28, 2023, the USAID Energy Security Project and the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine held a kick-off meeting of the Gas Market Balancing Analysis Project (GMBA Project).

August 18, 2023

USAID ESP resumes the project to assist in restoring Ukraine’s energy sector

On August 16th, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) launched a project called "Resource Adequacy Assessment of the Integrated Power System of Ukraine" (RAA Project) aimed at preparing scenarios and plans to renovate the electricity system and develop investment promoting mechanisms to address short, medium, and long-term needs in compliance with the methodology proposed by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER).