Due to the war, Ukraine, one of the Energy Community Contracting Parties, is facing an existential threat, its energy infrastructure is in critical condition and fuel supplies are at risk.
The war is causing suffering on a dramatic scale, leaving hundreds of thousands of families and businesses without energy supply. This means no electricity, heating, hot water and hot food. Energy equipment, spare parts and fuels are urgently needed to repair and maintain damaged energy infrastructure and restore energy supply.
The Energy Community Secretariat, based on the direct request of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine for practical help in the current situation, is engaging in supporting Ukraine to keep its energy system functional.
Ukraine Support actions and activities
Pro Bono Platform: Collection of evidence of damages caused begins
Through the Secretariat’s Pro Bono Platform for Ukraine, NPC Ukrenergo selected a reputed international law firm to develop a set of guidelines for collecting, preserving, and assessing evidence of damages inflicted upon Ukraine’s critical energy infrastructure by the Russian Federation.Read more
Fund EUR 405m strong, more than 100 deliveries assisted
- Contributions from governments, international organizations, and corporate donors equip the Fund with a total pledge of EUR 405 million. The Fund has concluded supply contracts valued at EUR 129 million for essential equipment, materials, and services.
Together with the ERCC and other partners, the USTF has so far assisted 109 deliveries to Ukraine.
19 Ukraine Energy Market Observatory Notes published.
Establishment of a pro bono platform
The platform allows law firms and qualified independent lawyers to contribute pro bono hours to various projects and match them with the demand of Ukrainian energy companies.Read more
First grant fully utilised
The Fund reports full utilisation of the grant by Denmark, through the Danish Energy Agency, and two donations by private donors. With these grants 21 different kinds of items requested by eight different Ukrainian companies (mostly active in electricity and gas distribution) were financed.Read more
Energy Market Observatory launched
The Secretariat launches a special Observatory to closely follow and review all developments related to the energy market and corporate governance in Ukraine. In full respect of confidentiality requirements, the assessments will be published and made available to domestic and international stakeholders involved.Read more
First donated emergency equipment arrived
The first shipment of emergency equipment to help repair energy infrastructure damaged during the war coordinated by the Secretariat has arrived in Ukraine.Read more
Establishment of the Fund
Upon request by the European Commission and in agreement with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the Secretariat sets up the legal framework for the Ukraine Energy Support Fund to counteract the impact of the Russian invasion.Read more
Ukraine Support Task Force established
Acting on the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine's request, the Secretariat sets up the Ukraine Support Task Force to coordinate door-to-door deliveries of specialized energy equipment.Read more
Ukraine Energy Support Fund
Upon request by the European Commission and in agreement with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the Energy Community Secretariat set up the legal framework for the Ukraine Energy Support Fund to counteract the impact of the Russian invasion. The Ukraine Energy Support Fund is set up to match demand for financing procurement of necessary equipment, fuels and services for Ukrainian energy companies.
Ukraine Support Task Force
In the immediate aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Energy Community Secretariat answered the call for help of Ukraine, by establishing the Ukraine Support Task Force (USTF). The Task Force is supporting Ukraine by coordinating the door-to-door delivery of specialized energy equipment, fuels and materials needed to repair infrastructure damaged during the war. Its main purpose is to assist Ukraine in keeping its energy system functional.
Ukraine Whistleblower Hotline
The Energy Community Secretariat as fiduciary of the Ukraine Energy Support Fund is committed to ensuring the highest standards of conduct in the delivery of support to Ukraine. The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has been designed to include a number of safeguards to prevent abuse in its implementation. Nevertheless, we are committed to follow-up on any information indicating possible abuses.
Please notify [email protected] immediately in case of any suspicion of irregularities, including but not limited to:
- diversion and misuse of support,
- money laundering
Full confidentiality of your submission is ensured by the Energy Community Secretariat.
Ukraine Energy Market Observatory
In an effort to streamline and consolidate its monitoring functions under the Energy Community Treaty with regard to Ukraine, the Energy Community’s largest member currently suffering from a war of aggression by the Russian Federation, the Secretariat created the Ukraine Energy Market Observatory. The Observatory will closely follow and review all developments related to the energy market and corporate governance in Ukraine.
Ukraine Legal Support Platform
The Secretariat invites to the international legal community support Ukrainian public energy companies, all of which have incurred significant damages due to military actions of the Russian Federation, in establishing accountability and recovering damages. This platform allows law firms and qualified independent lawyers to contribute pro bono hours to various projects and match them with the demand of Ukrainian energy companies.