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  • Ukraine's Energy Support Fund: Donetsk power engineers receive special equipment under coordination of the Ministry of Energy
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 26 March 2024 13:33

    Under the coordination of the Ministry of Energy, Donetsk power engineers have received three aerial lifts. The equipment was purchased with grants from the Ukraine Energy Support Fund, established at the joint initiative of the Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko and European Commissioner Kadri Simson.

    The lifts will be used to clear the routes of high-voltage power lines, as well as to install electric poles, repair cable lines, and take measures to protect and strengthen substations.

    "In the frontline Donetsk region, several thousand consumers lose electricity every day as a result of damage and destruction after enemy attacks. To restore power supply in this region, we need a sufficient number of specialised equipment. We are grateful to our partners who support us in this work and help us to improve working conditions for our power engineers," said German Galushchenko.

    In total, the Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance in the Energy Sector has supported the purchase of equipment worth about EUR 7.5 million for energy companies in Donetsk region with funds from the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

    These include car lifts, excavators, pumps, disconnectors and other necessary equipment. In addition, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, more than 1,100 tonnes of power equipment have been transferred to Donetsk region under the coordination of the Ministry of Energy.

    The Ukraine Energy Support Fund was established in the spring of 2022. The Fund is managed by the Energy Community Secretariat. Since the beginning of russia's full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine, the Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance in the Energy Sector has been operating under the Ministry of Energy, which processes requests from fuel and energy companies for the purchase of the necessary power equipment, special equipment, and fuel. Equipment purchases are made by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in accordance with international transparency standards.