Ukrenergo participated in the work of the international expert group on the development of the Ukrainian Energy Resilience Plan. The document should be finalised by the end of November 2018 and submitted for consideration to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
The Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine initiated the development of the plan in 2017. The document will contain a list of measures in the electricity, gas and other energy sectors, which should be performed to improve the stability of Ukraine’s fuel and energy complex under the conditions of hostile and economic threats.
“Within the framework of the assistance provided by the United States to Ukraine, an international team of experts from Canada, the United States and the EU has been formed to help us find a way to overcome the challenges related to ensuring energy stability and security. Thanks to this plan, the process of improving the energy sector, which was extended for decades in the majority of countries, should be considerably accelerated in Ukraine. The project on the Plan’s development provides for consideration of the issues of critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity and, definitely, integration of the integrated power system of Ukraine into ENTSO-E, which is a prerequisite for Ukraine’s energy independence,” noted Deputy CEO for Communications and International Cooperation of SE NPC Ukrenergo Mykhailo Bno-Airiian.
The Ukrainian Energy Resilience Plan should also identify the areas for internal and international investments, which will help reduce the country’s dependence on imported fuel and thus increase the stability of the grid.
“The plan we are developing now should become the technical basis on which a new law on energy security can be subsequently elaborated. Ukrenergo plays a vital role here as an operator of the country’s power system. I believe that successful accomplishment of its tasks depends, in particular, on the successful completion of the corporate governance reform. After all, it will provide the company with an opportunity to increase its efficiency through proper management decisions,” mentioned Program Manager on Ukrainian Energy Resilience PhD Robert Steele of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
In addition to SE NPC Ukrenergo, other state-owned power companies, such as NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, SE NNECG Energoatom, SE Tsentrenergo, also participated in the elaboration of the energy Stability Plan for Ukraine.