USAID provided $3,8 mln worth of equipment to back up Ukraine’s integrated power system

July 3, 2023

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), through the USAID Energy Security Project, has provided IT equipment worth about $3.8 million to National Power Company Ukrenergo (NPC Ukrenergo) to strengthen the operations of the company’s main and regional dispatch centers. This assistance includes hardware, software licenses, and network equipment and will enhance the performance and reliability of the Integrated Power System of Ukraine (IPSU).

Photo by NPC Ukrenergo.

Russia’s massive missile attacks targeting the energy infrastructure of Ukraine have necessitated the delivery of international support to ensure the stability of the country’s power system. The equipment provided by USAID will improve the computing capacity of Ukrenergo’s data centers, enhance energy market management, and maintain reliable communication channels with its regional data centers, substations, power plants, generation companies, and distribution system operators.

This assistance is part of a larger $475 million package from USAID to repair, maintain, and strengthen Ukraine’s power and heating systems, including supporting the country’s critical energy infrastructure.

As Ukraine’s electricity transmission system operator, NPC Ukrenergo is in charge of the operational-technological control of the Integrated Power System of Ukraine. Ukrenergo ensures the parallel operation of the power system of Ukraine with the power systems of European countries and facilitates the import and export of electricity to and from the European Union.

Ukrenergo’s IT staff, with solid experience in operating and maintaining complex and distributed environments, is already installing the provided equipment and software. The equipment supplied by USAID is fully compatible and capable of integrating with the infrastructure of Ukrenergo and the Integrated Power System of Ukraine, in line with national standards and policies. 

USAID-provided assistance covers almost all of the company’s operations, including ENTSO-E synchronizationWholesale Market OpeningAncillary Market Services (AMS) development, Market Rules Compliance, and Cross-Border Capacity Allocation Rules. USAID will continue to support Ukrenergo and enable the stable operations of the Integrated Power System of Ukraine and the continued distribution of power supplies to all Ukrainian citizens.


About USAID in Ukraine: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the leading development agency of the U.S. government. USAID has partnered with Ukraine since 1992, helping Ukraine to build resilience against Russia’s aggression and advance its democratic and economic development. Currently, USAID implements 42 activities, responding to Ukraine’s immediate needs and advancing Ukraine’s long-term development as an independent, sovereign, democratic, and prosperous society. Since the start of Russia’s full-scale war on February 24, 2022, USAID has provided $18 billion in direct budget support, $1.4 billion in humanitarian assistance, and more than $1.4 billion in development assistance.