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  • Power system has no capacity shortage, but there is a significant need for additional equipment, says Yaroslav Demchenkov
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 08 March 2023 16:32

    The destruction of Ukraine's civilian energy infrastructure by russia is an unprecedented violation of international law.

    This was emphasized by Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine for European Integration Yaroslav Demchenkov during a meeting of the Security Committee of the OSCE Permanent Council.

    Yaroslav Demchenkov emphasized that Ukraine's energy system had become a key target for the russian aggressor. At the same time, it (energy system -ed.) has demonstrated extraordinary resilience thanks to the synchronization with the European ENTSO-E, the heroic work of Ukrainian power engineers and the support of international partners who have formed an international coalition to protect Ukraine and its energy sector.

    The Deputy Minister emphasized that in recent weeks the Ukrainian energy system had not had a capacity shortage. However, there is still a great need for additional supplies of equipment to ensure the stable functioning of the power sector.

    "It is important to have a stock of equipment for the future. Repairs and rebuilding will take a long time. We have a particularly acute need for high-voltage equipment, in particular transformers, gas distribution generation, and other power equipment," he emphasized.

    The Deputy Minister also briefed the participants on the main areas in which the Ukrainian energy sector would be reformed and restored: sustainable energy, which involves the development of nuclear and renewable generation; and safe energy, which is based on decentralized electricity generation.