On April 10, 2019, in the framework of the EU4Energy Governance project, a workshop on the assessment of infrastructure projects being of common interest for the countries of the Eastern Partnership in the field of energy (gas and electricity) was held at the initiative of the Energy Community with the participation of representatives of the EBRD, the Delegation of Ukraine to the EU, the countries of the Eastern Partnership, namely Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova.
During the seminar there was presented a methodology for evaluating the costs and benefits of such infrastructure projects based on an analysis of the impact on better market integration, convergence of prices, provision of electricity and gas, increased competition and sustainability of the grid, the environmental component, namely, the level of CO2 emissions, the level of losses in the process of transmission electricity and gas.
EU4Energy experts, basing on the actual analysis of five infrastructure projects of common interest in the field of electricity and two in the gas sector, presented a list of projects of common interest of the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
Director of the Energy Community Secretariat Mr. Janez Kopač emphasized that the European side would make every effort to transfer the mentioned list to international and European financial institutions, which will enable the countries of the Eastern Partnership to expand investment opportunities for these projects.
Among the participants of the event were representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, inter alia the Directorate of Strategic Planning and European Integration, Energy Markets Directorate and the Department of the provision of perspective development of the fuel and energy complex and coordination of the construction of fuel and energy complex facilities, as well as representatives of fuel and energy enterprises, namely, SE Ukrenergo, JSC Ukrtransgas and PJSC Mahistralny Gazoprovody Ukrainy (Main gas pipelines of Ukraine - MGU).