Another consignment of energy aid from partners has left the Republic of Azerbaijan for Ukraine – 20 trucks carrying more than 550 metres of electric cables and 6 sets of transformer stations. This is the third consignment of aid to be received by Ukraine from its Azerbaijani partners to restore the power grid. The total amount of energy assistance will be over USD 7.6 million.
“Fast and high-quality restoration of power equipment during the war is a challenge for our power engineers. But thanks to our partners, we can quickly restore damaged facilities, thereby strengthening our energy security,” said Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko, thanking the people of Azerbaijan for this assistance.
The first batch of 10 trucks containing power transformers and backup power plants has already been distributed among energy companies in the regions most affected by russian hostile attacks. In particular, the aid has been delivered to electricity distribution system operators in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Kherson, Sumy, Chernihiv, Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv regions. In addition, companies in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr and Lviv regions received equipment.
Azerbaijan also supplied equipment for the needs of the transmission system operator and the extractive sector. The second consignment of 37 items will be distributed in the near future.
The next batch of aid will include power and oil transformers, electric transformers, complete substations, high voltage cabinets, wires, cables and other equipment for the fuel and energy sector. In total, the agreement provides for four stages of shipment of goods, which should arrive in Ukraine by the end of January 2024.