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.
July 5, 2021
Innovative Energy Storage System, developed with the support of the USAID, is to Increase Efficiency at Ukrhydroenergo, and Advance Ukraine’s Integration with European Electricity Grid
Unique USAID-developed power storage solution to be implemented with $212 million in World Bank financing
July 2, 2021
Multilateral working group meeting on REMIT implementation in electricity and gas markets in Ukraine
On July 1, a meeting was held of the multilateral working group on REMIT implementation in electricity and gas markets in Ukraine, organized by USAID ESP and the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), which was also attended by representatives of NEC Ukrenergo, Market Operator and GTS Ukraine Operator LLC.
The purpose of the meeting was to get acquainted with ESP’s "road map" for the implementation of REMIT-related IT infrastructure in electricity and gas markets in Ukraine.
June 17, 2021
Guaranteed Buyer Commissions Renewable Energy Generation Forecast System with support from USAID Energy Security Project
The State-owned enterprise “Guaranteed Buyer” has been improving generation forecasts for renewable energy (RE). Support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided to the enterprise through the Energy Security Project (ESP) made it possible to significantly progress this work. Cooperation on renewable generation forecasting and planning between the Guaranteed Buyer and the USAID ESP involved Enercast, a German provider of renewable generation forecast technologies. The company operates in 20 countries worldwide and provides forecasts for over 180 GW of installed wind and solar energy capacity.
June 3, 2021
USAID Energy Security Project and Research Agency, Info Sapiens, are to find out the consumers’ experience regarding household gas supplier switching
Following the liberalization of the Ukrainian gas market for households from August 1, 2020, approx. 13 million households have the opportunity to freely choose any natural gas supplier on the market. A relatively fast and consumer-oriented supplier switching process is one of the necessary prerequisites for the development of retail market competition.
May 27, 2021
USAID ESP сonsiders storage technology as power systems stabilization or frequency control and for the ancillary services market
On May 27, USAID Energy Security Project held a roundtable on “Auctions for Energy Storage and Resource Adequacy Approaches”, aimed to discuss pending storage legislation and related ways of electricity market balancing.
May 26, 2021
Implementing REMIT is necessary for the integrity and transparency of Ukraine’s energy markets
On May 26, together with European experts and with the participation of the USAID Energy Security Project, members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy, Housing and Communal Services held a roundtable to discuss the principles of legislative integrity and energy market transparency. During the discussion, participants focused on the principles and approaches set out in European Union (EU) Regulation No. 1227/2011 on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency (REMIT) and other parts of the EU acquis. Experts from the EU and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) also analyzed bills aimed at implementing REMIT in Ukraine to ensure market-compatible monitoring and supervision, which is an important step in the development of Ukrainian energy markets.
May 21, 2021
USAID Energy Security Project will help Ukrainian cities optimize their district heating schemes
The USAID Energy Security Project (USAID ESP) will help ten Ukrainian cities develop new district heating (DH) schemes and investment plans to modernize their heating networks. This will be achieved under the program helping municipal stakeholders implement reforms aimed at technical optimization, higher economic efficiency, and the environmental safety of heat supply systems. This program is being implemented by ESP jointly with the Ministry of Territories and Communities Development of Ukraine (MinRegion). The program includes a pilot phase that will involve ten cities and their communal DH companies and then disseminate experience gained across other cities in Ukraine.
April 30, 2021
Winners of the competitive selection of partner cities to support reforms aimed at optimizing and developing heat supply infrastructure
The project will sign a partner technical assistance agreement with (і) the city council for the full package of support or (іі) the city council and the local teplokomunenergo; this will be decided at the local level.
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).