Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko took part in the third meeting of the Steering Committee of the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Partnership Programme. The meeting was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Denmark to Ukraine, Co-Chairman of the Coordination Committee Ole Egberg Mikkelsen.
During the meeting, the results of the previous stage of the implementation of the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Partnership Programme were presented, and the work programme for the next 12 months, until the end of August 2024, was approved.
The Head of the Ministry of Energy noted the effectiveness of cooperation at the level of the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Partnership Programme and thanked Denmark for supporting the energy sector of Ukraine in the form of both material and financial assistance.
“Denmark became the first donor to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund, setting an example for other countries. We thank you for this support, as well as for other cooperation projects implemented within the framework of our partnership,” said German Galushchenko.
The Minister emphasised that Ukraine was interested in studying and using Danish experience and technologies to accelerate the green transition, in particular, to develop the potential of wind, solar and hydro generation. In addition, an important area of cooperation is the development of energy efficiency and accelerating the integration of the Ukrainian energy market with the European one.
During the meeting, the participants also discussed projects to decentralise power generation, which will be important during the next heating season. It is expected that it will again take place under targeted hostile attacks on energy infrastructure facilities.
German Galushchenko also thanked Denmark for its cooperation in restoring critical infrastructure in the frontline Mykolaiv region, in particular to ensure heat supply.
The Ambassador expressed Denmark’s readiness to continue supporting Ukraine’s energy sector in its recovery and modernisation processes and in achieving the goals of the green transition.