Special Focus

March 13, 2024

Yuliia Orel: “The main thing that helped our energy sector to survive this winter is the commitment of energy workers.”

The war has adjusted the strategic development plans of Ukraine's largest utility company, which operates two combined heat and power plants in the capital, more than two hundred boiler houses and heat supply stations, and almost three thousand kilometers of heat networks in Kyiv.

Established with the support of the USAID Energy Security Project, the Kyivteploenergo Gender Committee (GC)...

March 13, 2024

Olha Babiy: “Ukraine’s implementation of the European Regulation on Energy Markets Integrity and Transparency will prevent abuses.”

Olga Babiy is a member of the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC), one of the seven NEURC's Commissioners. The only woman in the leadership of Ukraine's Energy Regulator, she oversees licensees' activities in energy and communal services and coordinates investigations of abuses in wholesale energy markets. For her active participation in implementing the EU Regulation on...

March 11, 2024

Liudmyla Kucherova: “Quick assessment of damage and proper support of repair work on destroyed objects allow us to restore the infrastructure promptly.”

The main task of the Mykolaiv Linear Production Department of Main Gas Pipelines (LPDMG) of the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) is to transport natural gas to the South of Ukraine. Despite constant shelling, this unit continues to work and provide natural gas to consumers in the south. That is why it is so important that the LPDMG facilities function continuously and, if...


March 7, 2024

Women-reformers in the Ukrainian energy industry: Svitlana Grynchuk

Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine Svitlana Grynchuk is one of the few women in the Ukrainian energy industry, thanks to whose efforts reforms in the sector are implemented despite the war. Ms. Grynchuk is an energy, climate change, and environmental protection expert with experience in the Government of Ukraine, international financial institutions, and technical assistance projects....


March 6, 2024

Svitlana Mitina: “I love my machines as if they were my relatives. I know them perfectly, which is why I enjoy my work»

At the boiler house where Svitlana Mitina works, the boilers have a very thick lining, and when power outages occur, the boilers need to be cooled down quickly to prevent damage to heating networks and residential heating systems. During the last heating season, when Russia started targeting critical infrastructure in Ukraine leading to frequent emergency power outages, the boilers had to be...


March 6, 2024

Halyna Kuznets: “The new industrial salt supply chain allows Ukrainian heat supply enterprises to continue working.”

A cruise missile attack on the plant in the autumn of 2022 and a ballistic missile attack in 2023 caught Halyna Kuznets, the shift supervisor of the chemical workshop at one of the combined heat and power plants of a "Kyivski TETs" special division within Kyivteploenergo utility, at her workplace. The damage sustained by the combined heat and power plant due to these and other missile attacks was...


March 6, 2024

Olesia Zamkova: “I love my job, and I understand my role as an important part of the Ukrainian gas transportation system.”

The full-scale invasion of Russia of Ukraine radically changed the life of Olesia Zamkovа, the head of the testing laboratory of the Kharkiv Main Gas Pipeline Linear Production Divisions (MPLPD) of the Operator of the Gas Transport System of Ukraine (OGTSU). Part of the Kharkiv region was occupied, including the industrial site of the Borovа compressor station of Kharkiv MPLPD. Later, these...


March 6, 2024

Olena Kucheruk: «Responsible procurement combines price, quality, and timeliness»

We began our conversation with Olena Kucheruk, Manager of the Procurement Department at Kyivteploenergo, with the assumption that in the context of war and Russia's constant targeted shelling of Ukraine's energy infrastructure, the most important thing is the prompt supply of goods and services necessary to repair the damage and restore energy services.

Now is the war, so, for example, fuel or...


March 6, 2024

Ielyzaveta Badanova: “Millions of people, businesses, economic prosperity and energy security – all depend on how a legislative norm is formulated.”

Ielyzaveta Badanova cooperates with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine (regarding the implementation of the REPowerEU program) and the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine as an expert on the development of the oil and gas part of the first Ukrainian national energy and climate plan.