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  • Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development hosts meeting with local authorities and international partners to discuss restoration of Kharkiv region's power grid

    A team of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine initiated a meeting with representatives of diplomatic missions, international governmental and non-governmental organisations to discuss the situation in the Kharkiv region's power grid. The meeting was also attended by Kharkiv City Head Ihor Terekhov and Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov, who personally briefed the participants on the state of the region's power grid after a massive russian missile attack on 22 March. As a result of the missile attacks, more than 200,000 people in the region are without stable electricity supply. The region has also experienced problems with centralised water supply and sewerage.

    "The team of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, together with the local authorities, has already prepared an action plan that will allow one of the largest cities in Ukraine to function normally. It envisages the decentralisation of power and heat generating capacities. Six cogeneration units have already been installed and are in operation in the region, and additional ones are to be installed. We are also working on an alternative network - gas turbine power plants and mobile boiler houses. We understand the need and the required capacity. Here we count on the help of our partners, which is extremely important for the future survival of not only Kharkiv but also Ukraine. I am grateful to Ambassador of Denmark to Ukraine Ole Egberg Mikkelsen, USAID Mission Director to Ukraine James Hope, Satoshi Sugimoto, Resident Representative of JICA Ukraine, for participating in the meeting, and all international partners for their systematic assistance in the restoration of Ukraine's regions," said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine, Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

    As a reminder, under the USAID Energy Security Project, in cooperation with the Ministry, 91 cogeneration units have already been purchased for 32 cities and two universities in Ukraine. The network of cogeneration units allows cities to have uninterrupted heat supply in the event of emergency or planned power outages. The launch of all units, ranging in capacity from 50 kW to 1500 kW, will ensure stable heat supply for more than 1 million residents of apartment buildings and about 1000 social facilities. We are currently considering redistributing the plants to regions where the situation with power generation is critical.