Special Focus

February 14, 2023

The USAID Energy Security Project is Helping Ukraine Stay Warm and Energy Secure

February 24 marks one year of full-scale Russian invasion in Ukraine. The United States Government continues its unabated support to the Government of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. USAID’s Energy Security Project (ESP) is leading the charge to restore the energy sector, rehabilitating critical infrastructure destroyed by Russia’s bombing and building enhanced system resiliency so the...

January 11, 2022

What is energy security, and why is it crucial for Ukraine?

Energy is a strategically important economic realm – the proper functioning of all economic sectors requires a reliable, sustainable, and safe energy sector.

Energy security means confidence that affordable and quality fuels and energy are available and will remain available both under normal conditions and in emergency situations. In other words, energy security means the protection of the country, its citizens, and its economy from any energy deficit.

The energy security of Ukraine is seen as an integral component of its wider national security. It is also vital for the energy security of Europe.