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  • Green transformation of the energy sector: Ministry of Energy and UNDP in Ukraine launch new cooperation programme
    Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, posted 15 January 2024 17:23

    Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko met with the leadership of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), during which the partners presented a new cooperation programme “Build back greener”. The programme is aimed at rebuilding Ukraine’s decentralised energy sector and accelerating the green transition.

    The meeting was attended by UNDP Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Bureau Director for Europe and Central Asia Nick René Hartmann, UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine Jaco Cilliers, and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Ukraine Christophoros Politis, as well as Deputy Ministers of Energy of Ukraine Yaroslav Demchenkov and Svitlana Hrynchuk.

    The head of the Ministry of Energy thanked UNDP for its assistance to the Ukrainian energy sector and its participation in projects that strengthen the resilience of the energy system.

    “We highly appreciate the cooperation with UNDP. Its effectiveness is confirmed by the implemented projects – we have already installed high-voltage transformers and received gas turbines from our Japanese partners. These are important components of strengthening our energy security and the resilience of the power system,” emphasised German Galushchenko.

    The new cooperation programme includes short- and long-term green transformation projects in the energy sector. These include the reconstruction of high- and medium-voltage substations, strengthening the resilience of critical municipal infrastructure through decentralised generation, a decentralised model of green energy production, and improving energy efficiency in public buildings.

    The Minister stressed that increasing the capacity of distributed generation played an important role in preparing for the next winter.

    The parties also discussed areas of cooperation in increasing the share of renewable energy sources.

    According to German Galushchenko, the relevant goals are integral components of Ukraine’s Energy Strategy, which is in line with the European Green Deal and global climate goals.

    The head of the Ministry of Energy also highlighted the prospects for the implementation and development of smart grids and microgrids in Ukraine and the attraction of potential investors for the implementation of relevant projects.