USAID Energy Security Project supports the Ukrainian energy markets development
Round Table "Energy markets: a pathway to standardized trading"
On July 6, 2023, the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) held a roundtable, “Energy markets: a pathway to standardized trading.” The event was dedicated to the current status and challenges of the wholesale energy markets in Ukraine, the market survey results, best international practices of energy trade surveillance in organized and OTC markets, and USAID ESP recommendations on the next steps to develop the markets. Watch the video to learn the four pillars for improving energy products.
USAID Energy Security Project helps Ukraine during wartime
Energy Security during Wartime
Since the start of the war, USAID has provided more than 1,000 power generators to communities across Ukraine, including in hard-hit oblasts such as Chernihiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Mykolaiv. It helps Ukrainians, including students at this school in Chernihiv, have electricity and heating despite russia’s continuing strikes on critical infrastructure.
USAID delivered 30 excavators to 24 cities across Ukraine
USAID delivered 30 excavators to 24 cities across Ukraine - including Odesa and Lviv - to repair heating and hot water networks damaged by russia’s attacks. It helps ensure residents have heating and hot water during the cold winter.
USAID delivered 31 generators to Chernihiv city
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) delivered 31 generators to Chernihiv city, enough to provide a backup power source to all of the city’s public schools. The generators help ensure that 13,000 schoolchildren have electricity and heating at school despite Russia’s continued attacks. In total, USAID has delivered 1,415 generators to 22 oblasts across Ukraine, part of a broader U.S. Government effort to help Ukrainians get through the winter.
USAID delivered 60 heated tents to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine through its Energy Security Project
USAID delivered 60 heated tents to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) through its Energy Security Project, which can provide emergency shelter to 1,800 people at any given time. The tents, worth $6.5 million, each come equipped with a 160 kW generator, LED lights and electricity kits, an environmental control unit, and subflooring, allowing people to stay warm and dry and to charge their devices.
USAID delivers mobile power plant to Ukraine
In February 2023, Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman announced during her visit to Kyiv that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had provided the Government of Ukraine with a mobile gas turbine power plant purchased from General Electric (GE). The mobile power plant was manufactured in the United States by GE’s Gas Power business with a total output capacity of approximately 28MW, enough to provide the equivalent electricity to at least 100,000 homes. It will help Ukraine...
USAID supports Ukraine's women who take action every day during the war
Ukraine’s women work daily to help the country stand strong during the war. USAID stands with them. Watch and share the video about six of Ukraine’s women heroes and follow USAID/Ukraine’s “New Pages of Ukrainian Heroism” campaign on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to celebrate women helping Ukraine stand firm.
Olena Popko is an energy worker helping write the new history of Ukrainian heroism
Bringing warmth in wartime: Olena Popko is an energy worker helping write the new history of Ukrainian heroism. She heads the capital assets division of CU Kyivteploenergo. Following each missile strike on a Kyivteploenergo facility, she and her team race to the site to document the damage and create a plan for making repairs.
"I feel a sense of responsibility. Every person in Ukraine’s energy sector feels this" says Olena. "It’s extremely important to keep the energy system stable during a...
Training on how to use specialized emergency vehicles procured by USAID
In March 2023, representatives of heat supply companies from Ternopil, Lutsk, Odesa, Kropyvnytskyi, Zaporizhzhia, Bucha, and Vasylkiv were trained on how to use specialized emergency vehicles procured by USAID through the Energy Security Project.
It is part of USAID’s assistance, worth almost 4 million US dollars, designed to help Ukrainian energy companies quickly respond to emergencies in the heating sector and restore critical infrastructure facilities damaged by russian shelling.
USAID provided 105 diesel generators to Ukrzaliznytsia
On May 16, 2023, USAID, through the USAID Energy Security Project, provided 105 diesel generators to the state railway carrier Ukrzaliznytsia JSC. This assistance, worth $2.7 million, will help Ukrzaliznytsia, one of Ukraine’s electricity Distribution System Operators, to back up the power supply to more than 100,000 consumers and contribute to uninterrupted passenger and cargo transportation within Ukraine.
Assistance from USAID ESP for Kharkiv heat networks
USAID, through the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP), has provided communal utility 'Kharkiv heat networks', two emergency vehicles worth about $396,4 thousand, industrial salt, and excavators. The equipment will help utility workers promptly repair district heating networks damaged by russia's strikes on critical infrastructure.
USAID delivered 6490 tons of industrial salt to keep Ukrainian district heating companies functional
In April 2022, Ukraine lost access to its salt mines in Soledar due to extensive Russian shelling. USAID, through the USAID Energy Security Project, helped to create a new supply chain for industrial salt to support Ukrainian heating utilities.
Two emergency vehicles from USAID ESP for Kharkiv
The USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) has provided communal utility 'Kharkiv heat networks', two emergency vehicles worth about $396,4 thousand. The equipment helps utility workers promptly repair district heating networks damaged by russia's strikes on critical infrastructure.
USAID is proud to support the Army of the Soldiers of Light
In July 2023, USAID Administrato Samantha Power visited the Kyivteploenergo's Combined Heat and Power Plant-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.
Development of the RES in Ukraine
“Education on the renewable energy issues for the regional journalists” project (media school on the renewable energy issues) is implemented by the Vinnytsia oblast non-government organization “Vinnytsia press club” within the grant support of the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP).
The objective of the “Education on the renewable energy issues for the regional journalists” project is to raise awareness of media of Vinnytsia, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson and other oblasts of Ukraine, where there is the most interest towards renewable energy sources.
The contents of the videos are the sole responsibility of the grantee of the Project – Vinnytsia oblast non-government organization “Vinnytsia press club” and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
History of the renewable energy. Development of the RES in Ukraine
Electricity energy system. Development of the RES in Ukraine.
RES development stimulation. "Green tariff" and auctions. Development of the RES in Ukraine
Future trends - RES. Development of the RES in Ukraine
Online course "Careers in energy are cool!"
A video series about the future of energy and professions in the industry (as part of the “Girls in Energy” project).
The Girls in Energy educational initiative is made possible thanks to the generous support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Energy Security Project (ESP).
This initiative is implemented by the NGO CSR Development Center, and the views of the authors of the articles and speakers in the video and at educational events under the initiative do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.
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Interviews with real power engineers
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