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Secretariat releases new Policy Guidelines to accelerate renewable energy projects

on 14 June 2024

Today, the Energy Community Secretariat releases its new Policy Guidelines on Permit-Granting and Planning of Energy Projects. The release is perfectly timed with the EU Sustainable Week, underlining the organisation's commitment to sustainable energy practices. The guidelines are designed to expedite the deployment of renewable energy projects within the Energy Community Contracting Parties.

 

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Kosovo* to reform and green the electricity sector building on the progress achieved

Electricity
on 14 June 2024

Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, accompanied by Deputy Director Dirk Buschle and ECRB Electricity Expert Olena Antonova, engaged in key discussions with several prominent officials.

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Ukraine presents a framework for implementation of the NECP

on 12 June 2024

A focused panel discussion on Ukraine’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) took place today at the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC) in Berlin, under the moderation of Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat. The session, titled “Green Transition as a Business Case,” addressed the implementation and investment opportunities associated with the NECP.

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The Secretariat joins forces with IRENA to de-risk renewable investments in Ukraine 

on 11 June 2024

Today, at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin, the Energy Community Secretariat and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) signed a Letter of Intent to closely work together in support of sustainable energy initiatives in Ukraine.  

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The Dispute Resolution Forum takes a strong stand for holding Russia accountable

on 10 June 2024

Last Friday in Vienna, the fifth Dispute Resolution Forum took place at the Energy Community Secretariat under the motto "To hold a pen is to be at war." The event concentrated on Ukraine's pursuit of justice—from holding Russia accountable to securing reparations.

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Secretariat’s Recommendations on the draft National Energy and Climate Plan of Ukraine

on 7 June 2024

On 5 June 2024, the Secretariat issued the Recommendations of the draft National Energy and Climate Plan of Ukraine. Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Secretariat, said: The finalization of the NECP is an important step in providing clarity for the future path Ukraine intends to take in its energy and climate policy, informing the green reconstruction and recovery.

 

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Record attendance and dynamic discussions at the 29th Athens Electricity Forum

Electricity
on 6 June 2024

The 29th Athens Electricity Forum has successfully concluded, attracting a significant number of attendees from around the world, both in-person and online. The two-day event focused on discussions and debates concerning the Energy Community electricity markets.

 

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Ukrhydroenergo sues Russia for the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP with Secretariat’s support

on 6 June 2024

On 6 June 2023, the world stood still and watched the unprecedented disaster caused by Russian attacks at the Kakhovka HPP. The explosion caused the uncontrolled discharge of water from the upper reaches of the Kakhovka reservoir. The ensuing flood caused the demolition of the HPP building...

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New Tender for Renewable Energy Projects in Ukraine

on 6 June 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat is excited to announce the launch of a new tender, inviting qualified entities to submit proposals for providing Project Management and Supervisory Services for Distributed Renewable Energy Projects under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Support Task Force assists delivery of power grid repair kits to Ukraine

on 3 June 2024

The Ukraine Support Task Force in collaboration with Pfisterer, a prominent German provider of electrical services, is proud to announce the successful delivery of essential power grid repair kits to a designated hub in Ukraine. This delivery is part of a broader initiative to assist in the recovery and stabilization of Ukraine's energy sector, which has been significantly impacted by the devastating war.
 

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The Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) releases its 2023 Annual Report 

on 3 June 2024

The Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB), the regional authority of energy regulators, has officially released its 2023 Annual Report. This document details a year marked by proactive measures to integrate the energy markets of its Contracting Parties with the EU's internal electricity and natural gas markets, emphasizing fairness and consumer protection. 

 

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Successful inspection of Ukraine Energy Support Fund equipment

on 3 June 2024

The  Secretariat is pleased to announce the completion of a thorough inspection of vital energy equipment and fuel delivered under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. This inspection forms part of the Secretariat’s continuous commitment to transparency and accountability in the management and utilization of donated resources.
 

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The Secretariat releases 2024 Annual Report on Storage Regulation Implementation

on 28 May 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat has published its 2024 annual report detailing the progress in the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2022/1032, also known as the Storage Regulation. This regulation mandates the Secretariat to monitor and report on the advancements made by the Contracting Parties in adhering to storage obligations and certifying storage system operators.

 

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Director Lorkowski highlights market integration progress at the Florence Forum

Electricity
on 28 May 2024

Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, participated in the 39th EU Electricity Regulatory Forum in Florence, focusing on current advancements in energy integration within the Energy Community.

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Secretariat publishes opinion on certification of the gas transmission system operator of North Macedonia under Third Energy Package

on 28 May 2024

Today, the Energy Community Secretariat published its Opinion 1/24 of 21 May 2024 on the certification of NOMAGAS, the gas TSO of North Macedonia. The Opinion largely supports the certification of NOMAGAS in line with the Energy and Water Services Regulatory Commission of the Republic of North Macedonia’s (ERC) Preliminary Decision.

 

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Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum focuses on green transition as a tool for accelerating EU integration 

Climate
on 23 May 2024

Today in Vienna, the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum convened its first meeting of the year, bringing together representatives from the national parliaments of its Contracting Parties, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, Kosovo*, and Ukraine.

 

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Director Lorkowski discusses progress and challenges in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s energy sector

on 21 May 2024

Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, today concluded his visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he engaged with local energy officials to enhance cooperation and promote advancements in energy sector reforms. Throughout his visit, Director Lorkowski met with key stakeholders across the energy sector to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives.

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives an additional EUR 5 million from Austria

on 21 May 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has received a new pledge of EUR 5 million from the Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology of the Republic of Austria. This contribution is part of Austria's ongoing support for Ukraine, aimed at reinforcing its energy infrastructure amidst the war.

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Director Lorkowski highlights accelerated regional integration at SEEnergy Ministerial Conference

on 17 May 2024

Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, delivered a key address at the SEEnergy Ministerial Conference today, focusing on the critical need for collective efforts to integrate Southeast Europe and the Black Sea region into the broader European energy market. The conference emphasized the transformative potential of the energy transition and the essential need for increased cooperation throughout Southeast Europe.

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund procures advanced automatic gas distribution stations

on 17 May 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has procured five automatic gas distribution stations, valued at approximately 8 million euros, to support the restoration and capacity increase of Ukraine's energy infrastructure, which suffers from unrelenting targeted Russian attacks. This procurement has been funded by a contribution from Germany, implemented through KfW.

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Director Lorkowski emphasizes regional cooperation in electricity at Western Balkans Leaders’ Summit

on 17 May 2024

Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, participated at the Western Balkans Leaders’ Summit in Kotor yesterday, which convened under the theme “One region, common vision.” The Summit aimed to discuss the European Union’s Growth Plan for the Western Balkans, bringing together leaders from the region along with representatives from the European Union and the United States.

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  • Serbia Serbia
  • Albania Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Montenegro Montenegro
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund in March 2024

on 15 May 2024

In March 2024, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund secured essential supplies valued at over EUR 8 million to strengthen Ukraine's energy sector. The Fund dedicated 53% of its resources to enhancing the heating and power co-generation sector, while the remaining 47% focused on damage repairs and replacements in the electricity sector.

 

 

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Director Artur Lorkowski discusses energy sector reforms in Serbia

on 14 May 2024

Today, Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, visited Serbia to engage in discussions with Serbian energy officials, aiming to strengthen cooperation and advance energy sector reforms. During his visit, Director Lorkowski met with Dubravka Đedović Handanović, Serbia’s Minister of Mining and Energy, to discuss the progress and future directions of Serbia's energy policies.

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  • Serbia Serbia
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund strengthened with additional EUR 23M from the United Kingdom

on 7 May 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has received a pledge for an additional EUR 23 million from the United Kingdom, further supporting Ukraine's efforts to reinforce its energy infrastructure. This new grant complements the UK’s previous contributions which now total EUR 50 million over the last two years.

 

 

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Secretariat under EU4Energy launches VAT legislation workshop for Moldova's energy market

EU4ENERGY
on 2 May 2024

On April 26th, the Energy Community Secretariat, as part of the technical assistance under the EU4Energy governance project, conducted a kick-off workshop on "Technical Assistance in Transposition of VAT Legislation Related to Energy Markets in the Republic of Moldova."

 

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Director Lorkowski advocates for regional cooperation at TRATALOW Ministerial Conference

on 26 April 2024

Today, Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, participated in the TRATOLOW Ministerial Western Balkans and Türkiye Conference, a gathering aimed at fostering dialogue and collaboration towards a greener and more sustainable future for the Western Balkans and Türkiye. 

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Director Lorkowski presents progress in gas reforms to European stakeholders

Gas
on 25 April 2024

Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, participated in the 38th Madrid Forum, and delivered an overview of the Energy Community gas markets. He highlighted the varied progress among Contracting Parties, emphasizing the importance of regional security of supply, particularly given the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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Gas turbine procurement launched for Ukraine’s energy security

on 25 April 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund is currently soliciting bids in the framework of its procurement for gas turbines for Ukraine. The procurement procedure is run by the USAID-funded Energy Security Project implemented by Tetra Tech

 

 

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund procures 27 transformers to the war-torn Kherson Region

on 25 April 2024

In response to the pressing needs of the Kherson Region in Ukraine, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has recently procured a crucial delivery of 27 transformers—comprising 3 transformers, 15 current transformers, and 9 voltage transformers—financed by Spain. This essential delivery aims to expedite the restoration of electricity supply to areas heavily affected by the attacks.

 

 

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The Secretariat releases updated assessment on gas storage business in Ukraine 

on 24 April 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat has published the latest Ukraine Energy Market Observatory note, focusing on the risks associated with gas storage in Ukraine for foreign traders. This update provides insights and measures aimed at reducing and mitigating these risks ahead of the injection season 2024/25. 

 

 

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Director Lorkowski visits Montenegro to discuss energy sector reform priorities

on 24 April 2024

Yesterday, Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, visited Montenegro to meet with the Minister of Energy and Mining, Saša Mujović, and present the country’s Implementation Report to the Committee on Economy, Finance and Budget of the Montenegrin Parliament. Amidst his engagements, he also held discussions with Branislav Prelevic, President of the Board of The Energy and Water Regulatory Agency of Montenegro.

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USTF verifies vital equipment donations for Ukrainian energy companies

on 24 April 2024

During April, Ukraine Support Task Force has successfully verified crucial equipment across four Ukrainian companies, namely DTEK, Ukrgazvydobuvanya, Ukrenergo, and SE Regional electricity networks. This verification encompasses a wide range of vital resources offered for Ukraine, including cables, transformers, vehicles, generators, and circuit breakers.

 

 

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Director Artur Lorkowski addresses energy resilience at Ukraine’s Future Summit

on 19 April 2024

Today, Director Artur Lorkowski participated in the “Ukraine’s Future Summit: Investing in Tomorrow's Potential”, contributing to discussions on Empowering Ukraine’s Energy Future. Aligned with the launch of the European Union’s Ukraine Investment Framework, the summit aimed to foster collaboration between EU-based and Ukrainian business communities...

 

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Public consultation on Projects of Energy Community Interest – PECI underway

on 19 April 2024

Following the Secretariat’s call for the 2024 selection process of Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI), 14 electricity-related infrastructure projects have been nominated. These include 10 overhead lines projects and, for the first time in the Energy Community, two energy storage and two smart electricity grid projects.

 

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Director Lorkowski addresses Electricity Market Integration Forum 2024 in Brussels

Electricity
on 19 April 2024

On 17th of April, Director Artur Lorkowski participated in the Electricity Market Integration Forum 2024, hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels. The forum focused on the theme of integration of Contracting Parties into the EU internal electricity market with a particular emphasis on implicit electricity market coupling. 

 

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund releases 2023 Annual Report, recording growth and impact  

on 18 April 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Annual Report, showcasing substantial growth and progress throughout the year. Key highlights from the report include doubling of resources by EUR 211 million, reaching a total balance of EUR 349,508,332...

 

 

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund fortifies Khmelnytskyi region with 87 transformers and nine high-voltage inputs

on 17 April 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund continues its efforts to support the restoration and strengthening of the energy infrastructure of the Khmelnytskyi region. Recently, 87 transformers and 9 high-voltage inputs with RIP were procured for Khmelnytskoblenerho. They were financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate, implemented by KfW. 

 

 

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Secretariat releases report on post-war development of renewable energy sector in Ukraine

Renewable energy
on 17 April 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat is pleased to announce the release of its latest report, "Post War Development of the Renewable Energy Sector in Ukraine." Developed in collaboration with GOPA International Energy Consultants GmbH and national experts from Urban Technology Alliance, the report offers a comprehensive analysis of the technical and policy aspects affecting Ukraine's renewable energy sector.

 

 

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Ukraine Support Task Force assists GasNet in delivering humanitarian aid to Ukraine

on 15 April 2024

The Ukraine Support Task Force (USTF) is pleased to announce the successful delivery of the third technological humanitarian aid from GasNet, the Czech Republic’s largest gas distributor. This delivery marks another milestone in the ongoing efforts to support Ukraine's energy sector in its recovery from the devastating impacts of the war.

 

 

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The Ukraine Energy Support Fund delivers site visit to DTEK 

on 12 April 2024

 Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director a of the Energy Community Secretariat recently undertook a visit to DTEK Kyiv Regional Grids to verify the energy equipment procured and deployed under the Secretariat’s Ukraine support initiatives. This visit was aimed at confirming the effective deployment of vital equipment secured through the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. 

 

 

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The Secretariat in Kyiv: renewable energy, electricity market integration and the Ukraine Energy Support Fund

on 11 April 2024

To continue its support for Ukraine's renewable energy sector's recovery and profitability, the Secretariat held a stakeholder meeting in Kyiv on April 9, 2024, following the conclusion of a multilateral mediation effort in 2020. The post-mediation meeting focused on domestic and international recovery planning, market reform, removing regulatory obstacles in the renewable value chain...

 

 

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives additional EUR 5.4M from Denmark

on 10 April 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has received an additional EUR 5.4 million grant from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, marking another significant step in strengthening Ukraine's energy sector. This grant supplements Denmark’s prior contribution of approximately EUR 11 million to the Fund over the past two years.

 

 

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Director Lorkowski presents Albania's Implementation Report to Parliament Committee

on 9 April 2024

Today, the Director of Energy Community Secretariat, Artur Lorkowski, presented Albania's Implementation Report to the Committee on Production Activities, Trade, and Environment of the Albanian Parliament. The report captures Albania's progress in key areas during 2023.
 

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The Secretariat commends Kosovo*s adoption of Renewable Energy Law

on 8 April 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat commends Kosovo for its recent approval of the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) law, a significant step towards sustainable energy development. Kosovo's Parliament has demonstrated its commitment to enhancing the nation's energy sector and embracing renewable energy sources through this legislative initiative.

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The Secretariat announces the nomination of 14 electricity-related projects for PECI selection process

on 8 April 2024

Following the Secretariat’s call for the 2024 selection process of Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI), 14 electricity-related infrastructure projects have been nominated. These include 10 overhead lines projects and, for the first time in the Energy Community, two energy storage and two smart electricity grid projects.

 

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High volume of applications for Energy Community Summer School 2024

Alerts
on 5 April 2024

The Energy Community Summer School 2024 has received an exceptional response, with a total of 212 applications flooding in from around the globe. This strong response underscores the widespread interest among postgraduate students, researchers, and young professionals in exploring energy transition topics and contributing to the sector's future.

 

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund deploys car lifts to aid heavily damaged Kharkiv Region

on 4 April 2024

In response to the unprecedented Russian attack on Ukraine's power system, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has taken swift action by procuring and deploying 9 car lifts to the Kharkiv Region, financed by Germany’s contribution implemented through KfW.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Moldova's NECP aligned with Governance Regulation, concludes the Secretariat

on 3 April 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat is pleased to announce the publication of its recommendations on Moldova's draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). Submitted by the Ministry of Energy, Government of the Republic of Moldova, on December 13, 2023, the draft underwent thorough assessment in accordance with Article 9 of the Energy Community Governance Regulation.

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  • Moldova Moldova
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European gas traders meet Ukraine’s transmission and storage operators

Gas
on 27 March 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat successfully hosted a second gas shippers meeting. The event, held in collaboration with network operators of the transmission system (GTSOU) and the storage system, Ukrtransgaz, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, and the National Energy Regulator, shed light on the gas storage opportunities in Ukraine available for European traders in the upcoming 2024/2025 winter season.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Transformers procured under the Ukraine Energy Support Fund delivered to Kherson region

Security of supply
on 21 March 2024

Recently, two transformers procured through the Ukraine Energy Support Fund have been delivered to Kherson region to replace transformers destroyed by enemy attacks last fall. The newly equipped substations serve 77 settlements enabling stable energy supply to approx. 50.000 consumers in these areas. The transformers have been procured through Spain’s contribution to the Fund.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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High-level event highlights Ukraine's progress towards alignment with EU energy and climate governance

Climate
on 21 March 2024

The high-level event titled "Energy and Climate Governance in Ukraine - Towards Green Rebuilding" held today in Brussels marked a significant step in Ukraine’s progress in its draft integrated national energy and climate plan (NECP) and addressing key energy and climate policy dilemmas. Organized amidst military aggression and green rebuilding efforts, the event provided a platform for insightful discussions and exchanges among stakeholders from Ukraine, the European Commission, Energy Community Secretariat, EU Member States, and key Brussels based institutions.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Secretariat releases a Ukraine Energy Market Observatory Note on gas storage dynamics of Ukraine

Gas
on 20 March 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat has released a Market Observatory note today focusing on the compliance assessment of the draft amendments to the Gas Storage Code published by the national regulatory authority (NEURC) of Ukraine for public consultations. 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Energy Community reflected in ACER’s 2024 Key developments report on EU electricity wholesale markets

on 20 March 2024

The European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has published its report on the Key developments in the EU wholesale electricity markets, as part of 2024 Market Monitoring Report. This year's report marks a significant milestone as it includes data on the Energy Community, showcasing efforts towards fostering integration within the European energy landscape.

 

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Ukraine Support Task Force assists the delivery of Diesel generator to Ukraine in collaboration with Norwegian partners

on 20 March 2024

The Ukraine Support Task Force (USTF) is pleased to announce the successful delivery of a Diesel generator 16.5 kVA to the designated hub in Ukraine, provided by Norwegian provider of electrical services. This delivery marks another milestone in the ongoing efforts to support Ukraine's energy sector in its recovery from the devastating impacts of the war.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Secretariat launches "DSO-g Knowledge for Future" webinar series

Gas
on 19 March 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat is happy to announce the launch of its newest initiative, the "DSO-g Knowledge for Future" webinar series. Aimed at enhancing the knowledge of gas distribution system operators (DSOs), this series is designed to prepare operators for the integration of new gases and the necessary adjustments to operations, flows...

 

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund provides circuit breakers to Khmelnytskyi region

on 19 March 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund continues its efforts to support the restoration and strengthening of the energy infrastructure of the Khmelnytskyi region. Recently, 36 circuit breakers were procured for the local utility. They were financed through the German contribution implemented by KfW.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund in February 2024

on 18 March 2024

In February, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund received an additional contribution from the European Union worth over EUR 46 million. This funding is designated for manoeuvrable generation solutions, urgent repairs of electricity, gas, and district heating infrastructure, and the deployment of decentralized renewable energy solutions...

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund in January 2024

on 13 March 2024

After a significant number of contributions arriving at the Special Purpose Account at the end of 2023, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund continued to procure essential equipment mainly destined to the electricity and combined power generation sector. Items worth more than EUR 15 million have been procured with the largest share being various devices and pieces of equipment..

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Secretariat publishes policy guidelines on the concepts of energy communities

on 13 March 2024

Today, the Energy Community Secretariat announces the release of its Policy Guidelines on the concepts of energy communities. The purpose of these guidelines is to assist national authorities in developing compliant concepts within their jurisdictions by interpreting the definitions of energy communities and the legal framework outlined in the directives.

 

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Secretariat continues commitment to gender equality in energy sector

on 8 March 2024

In recognition of International Women's Day, the Energy Community Secretariat reaffirms its dedication to fostering gender equality within the energy sector. As part of its ongoing commitment, the Secretariat is extending its celebration throughout March 2024 with a series of events and initiatives aimed at promoting women's participation and empowerment in the energy field.

 

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The Energy Community Secretariat commends Moldova on advancing on energy efficiency path

on 7 March 2024

On 6th March, the Government of Moldova has approved the Program for the renovation obligation for buildings owned or rented by central public authorities for the period 2024-2026. This decision is in line with the principles outlined in the Law on Energy Efficiency...

 

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Ukraine Support Task Force delivers Helion solar panels to Ternopil region

on 6 March 2024

The Ukraine Support Task Force has successfully delivered solar panels from the Swiss company Helion to the Ternopil Region of Ukraine. The solar panels will be installed on critical municipality buildings, including the local hospital...

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Director Lorkowski meets with Ukrainian Minister of Energy, German Galushchenko

on 5 March 2024

Today, in Vienna, Artur Lorkowski, the Director of Energy Community Secretariat, held a meeting with Ukrainian Minister of Energy, German Galushchenko. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss recent developments in Ukraine's energy market and the ongoing support provided by the Secretariat.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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December 2023: a milestone for Ukraine's Energy Support Fund

on 5 March 2024

In December 2023, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund received additional grants from multiple donors, amounting to a total of EUR 153 million. This generous support underscores the international dedication to stabilising, improving and decarbonizing Ukraine's energy sector. The contributors were Germany, the United Kingdom, Switzerland,  Denmark, and Estonia.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine's draft NECP enters public consultation phase

Climate
on 27 February 2024

The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine published the draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for consultation on its website. This comprehensive document outlines Ukraine's strategy and main policies and measures for transitioning to a sustainable economy, aligning closely with its commitments under the Energy Community Treaty and its EU pathway.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Secretariat launches the 2024 selection process for Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI)

on 26 February 2024

The Energy Community Secretariat has commenced the 2024 selection process for Projects of Energy Community Interest (PECI), marking a crucial phase in strengthening the energy infrastructure in the Energy Community Contracting Parties. This selection process covers various energy infrastructure categories crucial for the electricity  and gas sectors...

 

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Standing Strong: The Secretariat's unwavering support through two years of war in Ukraine

on 23 February 2024

On the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Energy Community Secretariat remains committed to supporting Ukraine during the ongoing war. With hundreds of thousands facing dire energy shortages due to the war's devastating impact on infrastructure, the Secretariat has been at the forefront of relief efforts since the first day of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, on 24 February 2022.  

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund deploys 100 insulators to restore power after missile strike

on 22 February 2024

In response to a devastating Russian missile strike that cut power lines in the Khmelnytskyi region of Ukraine, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund acted by procuring, and deploying 100 insulators financed by Germany’s contribution implemented by KfW. This delivery helps rapid restoration of electricity to the affected areas.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Secretariat commends ANRE’s approval of the first Electricity Market Study developed with EU4Energy support

on 16 February 2024

The National Agency for Energy Regulation of the Republic of Moldova (ANRE) has approved its first comprehensive study on the functioning of Moldova's national electricity wholesale market. Supported by the #EU4Energy Governance Project and conducted by the Secretariat’s experts in close collaboration with ANRE, it marks a significant advancement in Moldova's electricity sector reforms

 

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  • Moldova Moldova
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Ukrenergo selects Counsel to advise on collection of evidence of damages caused by Russia’s military aggression

on 15 February 2024

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.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund Delivers Three Power Transformers to State Enterprise Regional Electricity Networks

on 15 February 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has delivered three power transformers to the State Enterprise Regional Electricity Networks, enhancing the stable electricity supply for customers in the Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk, Lviv, and Volyn regions. The power transformers were manufactured in Ukraine, and this procurement contributes to the resilience of the industry and broader economy.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Secretariat hosts workshop on Ukrainian gas market reforms

on 14 February 2024

Today, the Energy Community Secretariat hosted a workshop focused on addressing the reforms, challenges, and prospects of the Ukrainian gas market. The recently published note of the Secretariat under the Market Observatory about a need for reforms in the Ukraine gas market set a tone for the today's discussion...

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Secretariat commends progress in the cross-border capacity allocation between Ukraine, Moldova, and the EU 

Electricity
on 14 February 2024

Today, the National Agency for Energy Regulation of Moldova published the decision on approving the intraday capacity allocation rules for the Moldova-Romania border and rules for long-term and daily capacity allocation on the Moldova-Ukraine border. This development, facilitated by the Secretariat, is a significant step towards enhancing cross-border electricity exchange between each other and the EU Member States.

 

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  • Moldova Moldova
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Energy Community Presidency: Bosnia and Herzegovina's Agenda for 2024

Decision making
on 14 February 2024

On January 1, 2024, Bosnia and Herzegovina assumed the rotating Presidency of the Energy Community for the year. To commemorate this milestone, Ambassadors from EU Member States, representatives from Energy Community Contracting Parties and Observer Countries, high-level delegates from International Organizations, and members of the diplomatic corps gathered in Vienna last night.

 

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund supports repair works of Kharkiv electricity network

on 12 February 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has recently procured and delivered three truck cranes, financed through the German contribution implemented by KfW, to Kharkiv’s distribution network operator. Kharkiv region is heavily affected by the ongoing hostilities.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund delivers excavators to repair damaged energy infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia region

on 8 February 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has procured and delivered four excavators, financed through the Swedish contribution, to Zaporizhzhia’s distribution network operator. Zaporizhzhia is a front-line region. Every day, as a result of damage and destruction after shelling, consumers there are cut off their electricity supply. 

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund deploys 18 transformers to Kharkiv’s war-torn region

on 5 February 2024

In the aftermath of a Russian missile strike that cut off power supply to consumers in Kyiv's Kharkiv district, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has swiftly procured and deployed 18 current transformers financed by Germany’s contribution through KfW, ensuring the restoration of electricity to the region. 

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Director Lorkowski in Moldova: 5th EU-MD Energy Dialogue, and Moldova's 2023 Report

on 2 February 2024

Artur Lorkowski, the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, embarked on a visit to Moldova to participate in the fifth High-Level Energy Dialogue between the European Union and the Republic of Moldova. The dialogue primarily focused on key energy issues, such as ensuring security of supply for the upcoming winters, promoting the development of renewable energy sources, and enhancing energy efficiency.

 

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  • Moldova Moldova
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The Secretariat welcomes the successful launch of the day-ahead market in Kosovo*

Electricity
on 1 February 2024

On 31 January 2024, the Albanian Power Exchange (ALPEX) held its first day - ahead auction for electricity delivery in Kosovo*.  This marks the inauguration of the day-ahead market in Kosovo* and initiates the Albania-Kosovo* day ahead market coupling, the first of its kind in the Energy Community.

 

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  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Albania Albania
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund deploys first lot of car towers

on 26 January 2024

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has successfully procured and deployed its first batch of car towers with varying lifting heights, funded by the German contribution through KfW. The vehicles have been distributed to Kharkivoblenergo, the electricity distribution operator in the region.

 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Secretariat calls for a dialogue on reforms in the Ukrainian gas sector

Gas
on 24 January 2024

The latest assessment note under the Ukraine Energy Market Observatory (Note 01/2024) identifies a need to relaunch the discussion on regulatory reforms of the foreclosed Ukrainian gas market, with the aim to reestablish the gas market principles in place before the Russian invasion.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives additional £14M from UK

on 23 January 2024

In a display of solidarity and commitment to supporting Ukraine's energy sector in these challenging times, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has been granted an additional £14 million by the United Kingdom.  

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Applications open for the Energy Community Summer School 2024

on 22 January 2024

The 2024 Energy Community Summer School is excited to announce the opening of applications! This opportunity is tailored for postgraduate students and young professionals eager to deepen their understanding of the energy transition and actively shape the future of the sector. This year's Summer School is scheduled to be held from 20 – 27 July 2024 at the Technical University Moldova, located in the vibrant city of Chisinau, Moldova.

 

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Secretariat’s Director addresses crucial energy sector developments in the CESEC Ministerial Meeting

on 19 January 2024

Today, Artur Lorkowski, the Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, participated in the CESEC Ministerial meeting, where he provided insights into the developments within the energy sector. In his opening remark, Mr. Lorkowski shed light on key aspects of the region's energy landscape, addressing both achievements and challenges in the pursuit of a sustainable and integrated energy future.

 

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EU4Energy 2024 Work Programme to advance energy governance in Partner Countries

on 16 January 2024

The EU4Energy initiative is pleased to announce its January to December 2024 Work Programme, focused towards defining and implementing the EU4Energy Governance project activities. The initiative's approach is grounded in addressing the requests and needs of each Partner Country, with a comprehensive plan to advance energy sector development and sustainability.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Georgia Georgia
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund organizes a webinar for energy companies in Ukraine as beneficiaries of support

on 16 January 2024

In a collaborative effort between the Energy Community Secretariat, the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy, and the procurement agent – the USAID-funded Energy Security Project, implemented by Tetra Tech – a webinar was held last week with the aim of informing Ukrainian energy companies on how to harness the support offered through the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Ukraine Energy Support Fund in November

on 15 January 2024

In November, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund received a contribution by the government of Belgium EUR 2.5 million, earmarked for de-centralised renewable energy solutions. This donation underscored the ongoing commitment to support Ukraine in ensuring stable and decarbonised supply of electricity to its population.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Energy Community Secretariat welcomes the approval of the Kosovo* Law on Climate Change

Climate
on 11 January 2024

This is an important step towards the fulfillment of Kosovo’s* climate obligations in accordance with the adapted Governance Regulation, as crucial elements of the Regulation have been reflected, along with the Energy Community Secretariat’s engagement.

 

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  • Kosovo Kosovo
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Ukrhydroenergo prepares claims against the Russian Federation

on 10 January 2024

Through the Secretariat’s Pro Bono Platform for Ukraine, Ukrhydroenergo, the Ukrainian hydropower generating company, has selected legal counsel to develop a high-level litigation and arbitration strategy.  

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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The Secretariat released the third Quarterly Report of Ukraine Energy Market Observatory

on 9 January 2024

The activities of the Market Observatory in third quarter 2023 covered a number of important developments in Ukraine energy markets in areas falling under the Energy Community acquis, in particular, as regards functioning of the electricity and gas markets, Oil Stocks Directive transposition, and the independence of national regulatory authority. In more details, the Report gives the insight to the status of the joint cross-border capacity allocation, REMIT implementation and corporate governance of electricity and gas TSOs, which were in focus of the Secretariat during the reporting period.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund contracts EUR 129 Million in 2023

on 8 January 2024

In the face of persistent struggles, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has made remarkable strides in 2023, providing crucial support to Ukraine's energy sector which continues to suffer due to Russian attacks. The Fund has successfully concluded supply contracts valued at more than EUR 129 million for essential equipment, materials, and services. 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives a donation from Estonia

Alerts
on 29 December 2023

At the end of its successful second year of operation, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has received an additional €50 000 grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia. This contribution further strengthens the Fund's mission to support Ukraine's energy sector and enhance its emergency preparedness.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Moldova adopts amendments to the Law on Natural Gas

Gas
on 29 December 2023

Yesterday, the Parliament of Moldova adopted an amendment to the Law on Natural Gas, which further aligns Moldova in line with crucial aspects of the European Union's energy acquis. The law adopted ends the previous practice of charging customers willing to change supplier an exit fee for deviations accrued by the universal service supplier, and eliminates the ban on trade and supply licenses. It also includes major improvements on security of supply (by incorporating Regulations 2022/1032 and 2017/1938) and unbundling of the transmission system operator.

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  • Moldova Moldova
2023 Moldova 4b9ba9835b2443f68be60fc7d131483f Gas 9fd2ea603c6542d1be83867e9681f33d 29.12.2023

Secretariat publishes its Recommendations on the draft National Energy and Climate Plan of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Climate
on 29 December 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina submitted their draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to the Secretariat for its review on 30 June 2023. Based on Article 9 of the Energy Community Governance Regulation, the Secretariat assessed the draft Plan and issued its Recommendations. The Secretariat concluded that the draft is missing the analytical part, which is essential for the necessary overview of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s planned path towards achieving its 2030 targets in GHG emission reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The NECP would also benefit from a more concrete formulation of policies and measures reflecting the precise actions that the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina are planning to take to facilitate the green transition. Bosnia and Herzegovina is invited to bring its 2030 targets regarding energy efficiency (maximum level of primary energy consumption) in line with the Energy Community’s 2030 targets. 

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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
2023 Bosnia and Herzegovina 628e660bd2ca4fe69d5284f76e843da8 Climate 6a037ca264744b2db61ed2dee7072ad4 29.12.2023

Secretariat publishes its Recommendations on the draft National Energy and Climate Plan of Kosovo*

Climate
on 29 December 2023

The Ministry of Economy together with the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Infrastructure of Kosovo* submitted their draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to the Secretariat for its review on 10 July 2023. Based on Article 9 of the Energy Community Governance Regulation, the Secretariat assessed the draft Plan and issued its Recommendations. The Secretariat concluded that the draft is structured in line with the Governance Regulation requirements and includes a comprehensive list of current and planned measures. The targets outlined in the draft NECP are in line with the 2030 targets for Kosovo* adopted by the Energy Community Ministerial Council in 2022.

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  • Kosovo Kosovo
2023 Kosovo f6dcd05b5df048c7a64efb4d1087b145 Climate 6a037ca264744b2db61ed2dee7072ad4 29.12.2023

Secretariat publishes its Recommendations on the draft National Energy and Climate Plan of Georgia

Climate
on 29 December 2023

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia submitted their draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to the Secretariat for its review on 21 July 2023. Based on Article 9 of the Energy Community Governance Regulation, the Secretariat assessed the draft Plan and issued its Recommendations. The Secretariat concluded that that the draft is structured in line with the Governance Regulation requirements and includes a comprehensive list of current and planned measures. Georgia is invited to bring its 2030 targets regarding GHG emissions reduction and in line with the Energy Community’s 2030 targets and to clarify the precise level of its 2030 target for energy efficiency (maximum level of primary energy consumption).

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  • Georgia Georgia
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Moldova adopts crucial amendments to the Law on Electricity

Electricity
on 22 December 2023

The Parliament of Moldova has just adopted an amendment to the Law on Electricity. This amendment incorporates essential components of the acquis, reaffirming Moldova's commitment to integrating into the European energy market.

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  • Moldova Moldova
2023 Moldova 4b9ba9835b2443f68be60fc7d131483f Electricity f6dcb63464bd41e1a324ac2df5a879a7 22.12.2023

Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives additional €88.5M from Germany 

on 21 December 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has received additional grants amounting to €88.5 million from the German Federal government. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action contributes €54,3 million (through KfW) and the German Federal Foreign Office contributes 34,2 Million Euros, reinforcing Germany’s dedication to support Ukraine's energy sector. 

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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ECRB's 56th plenary meeting: advancing energy integration and key decisions

on 21 December 2023

The 56th plenary meeting of the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB), held in Athens, concluded with several notable developments and decisions.

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The Secretariat publishes two policy guidelines to address energy demand challenges

Energy efficiency
on 18 December 2023

In a significant move to address the energy demand challenges facing the Energy Community Contracting Parties, today the Energy Community Secretariat published two policy guidelines with the aim of implementing measures to reduce energy demand and initiate building renovation strategies.

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The Secretariat welcomes Ukrenergo's full membership in ENTSO-E

Electricity
on 15 December 2023

The Energy Community Secretariat welcomes the full membership of Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian transmission system operator, in the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E).

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Electricity f6dcb63464bd41e1a324ac2df5a879a7 15.12.2023

21st Energy Community Ministerial Council focuses on Treaty Extension, TEN-E Regulation, and carbon pricing 

on 14 December 2023

In a session in Vienna, the 21st Energy Community Ministerial Council convened under the leadership of Deputy Director General for the European Commission Directoral General for Energy (DG ENER), Mechthild Wörsdörfer. The meeting addressed several important issues and reached critical conclusions. 

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Pro Bono Legal Support Platform for Ukraine in action

on 12 December 2023

The Secretariat is happy to announce the first deliverables under the Pro Bono Legal Support Platform for Ukraine.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Annual Implementation Report 2023: Serbia emerges as the top performer, Ukraine and Moldova make strides in reforms

on 11 December 2023

Ahead of the Ministerial Council on 14 December, the Secretariat today released its Annual Implementation Report which tracks the Contracting Parties’ performance in implementing the Energy Community acquis in the period between November 2022 through October 2023.

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  • Albania Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • North Macedonia North Macedonia
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Kosovo Kosovo
  • Moldova Moldova
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives additional € 7M from Denmark

on 7 December 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has received an additional €7 million grant from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reinforcing its dedication to support Ukraine's energy sector. This contribution builds upon the Danish Energy Agency’s contribution to the Fund last year, which marked the Fund's very first donation.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 07.12.2023

The Secretariat concludes final workshop under the EU4Energy project, advancing Moldova's energy future

on 6 December 2023

The final workshop of the EU4Energy activity, "Technical assistance to the transposition of the Energy Community Electricity Package in Moldova," concluded recently, marking a significant milestone in Moldova's journey towards developing and integrating efficient electricity markets.

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  • Moldova Moldova
2023 Moldova 4b9ba9835b2443f68be60fc7d131483f Customer f36e446f52054409b6d2c9dc6d08f529 Electricity f6dcb63464bd41e1a324ac2df5a879a7 Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 06.12.2023

Climate ambition and energy cooperation: key focus areas for the Energy Community Secretariat at COP 28

Climate
on 5 December 2023

The Energy Community Secretariat, led by Director Artur Lorkowski, played a prominent role at COP 28 in Dubai, organizing and contributing to dynamic side events and discussions that emphasized the organization's dedication to advancing climate action and energy cooperation.

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The Ukraine Energy Support Fund in October 

on 4 December 2023

In October, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund continued its efforts to procure equipment for the repair and restoration of Ukraine's energy infrastructure, which has suffered damage due to Russian attacks.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d 04.12.2023

Secretariat’s Director visits Kosovo*

on 1 December 2023

The Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Mr. Artur Lorkowski, recently concluded a visit to Kosovo* where he participated in a series of high-level meetings aimed at advancing Kosovo*'s energy market reforms.

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  • Kosovo Kosovo
2023 Kosovo f6dcd05b5df048c7a64efb4d1087b145 Climate 6a037ca264744b2db61ed2dee7072ad4 Renewable energy bf3b5cd549cd499897d4f874c0af4fdd Electricity f6dcb63464bd41e1a324ac2df5a879a7 01.12.2023

Ukraine Energy Support Fund strengthened with CHF 10M grant from Swiss Confederation, total contributions reach €285 Million

on 1 December 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund received a grant of CHF 10.000.000 from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economy Affairs (SECO). This contribution further strengthens the Fund's mission to support Ukraine's energy sector and enhance its emergency preparedness.

 

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 01.12.2023

Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum addresses CBAM preparedness

Electricity
on 1 December 2023

Yesterday in Vienna, the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum held its second and last meeting of the year, bringing together representatives from the national parliaments of Energy Community Contracting Parties.

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Energy Community Secretariat and Council of European Energy Regulators organise regional training on self-consumption regulation
for the Eastern Partnership Countries

on 29 November 2023

The Energy Community Secretariat in collaboration with the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), is hosting a two-day Regional Training on bringing self-Consumption regulation of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in line with the European Union and Energy Community requirements. 

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2023 EU4ENERGY 2f8bce8770c34a32b0ca39822aa48b8f Renewable energy bf3b5cd549cd499897d4f874c0af4fdd 29.11.2023

The Energy Community Regulatory Board provides recommendations on electricity network tariffs

on 28 November 2023

Today, the Energy Community Regulatory Board - ECRB published its first report on transmission and distribution tariff methodologies in the Energy Community Contracting Parties, fulfilling the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2019/943 of 5 June 2019 on the internal market for electricity.

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2023 Regulator f8a925d8f2804545a60669df6edb98e0 Electricity f6dcb63464bd41e1a324ac2df5a879a7 28.11.2023

Ukraine Energy Support Fund receives €2.5 Million grant from Belgium, total pledges reach €274 Million

on 27 November 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund received a grant of 2.5 million Euro by the Kingdom of Belgium, further strengthening its mission to support Ukraine's energy sector. This contribution further strengthens the Fund's mission to support Ukraine's energy sector and enhance its emergency preparedness. The €2.5 million grant will be dedicated to the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for Ukrainian hospitals.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d 27.11.2023

The Secretariat commends NEURC’s decision to increase the price caps in the Ukrainian wholesale electricity market 

on 24 November 2023

On 9 November 2023, the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine (NEURC) made the decision to raise the price caps further for the day-ahead and intraday segments of the electricity market.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Electricity f6dcb63464bd41e1a324ac2df5a879a7 Regulator f8a925d8f2804545a60669df6edb98e0 24.11.2023

Secretariat reaffirms commitment to Ukraine at the Ukraine Rebuilding Conference in Warsaw

on 23 November 2023

Last week, the Energy Community Secretariat, led by its Director, Mr. Artur Lorkowski, reaffirmed its unwavering support for Ukraine during the ReBuild Ukraine Conference held in Warsaw, Poland. Mr. Lorkowski's presentations at the event were centered on the theme of "Powering Ukraine's resilience: supporting energy access and recovery,"

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 23.11.2023

Energy Community Secretariat and EEA sign an MoU to enhance climate and energy data quality

Climate
on 23 November 2023

Yesterday, the Energy Community Secretariat signed a bilateral arrangement with the European Environment Agency (EEA) to strengthen the implementation of the adapted Regulation of the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, adopted in November 2021.

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2023 Climate 6a037ca264744b2db61ed2dee7072ad4 23.11.2023

Ukraine Energy Support Fund procures first mobile high voltage laboratories

on 22 November 2023

Aimed at restoring electricity supply to citizens affected by the military aggression of Russia, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has successfully procured and deployed its first batch of mobile high-voltage laboratories.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 22.11.2023

NEURC to verify the utilization of the support delivered by the Ukraine Energy Support Fund

on 21 November 2023

The Energy Community Secretariat and the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission of Ukraine (NEURC) have formalized their commitment to enhancing collaboration on the activities of the Ukraine Energy Support Fund by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on 21 November 2023.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Regulator f8a925d8f2804545a60669df6edb98e0 21.11.2023

Secretariat’s Director visits Georgia

on 21 November 2023

The Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Mr. Artur Lorkowski, embarked on a visit to Georgia last week, where he engaged in the inaugural EU-Georgia High-Level Energy Dialogue alongside Kadri Simson, the European Commissioner for Energy, and Levan Davitashvili, the Vice-Prime Minister for Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.

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  • Georgia Georgia
2023 Georgia 166565ffa814464ab4486d4d4fb446fc Renewable energy bf3b5cd549cd499897d4f874c0af4fdd Energy efficiency 2699a78f1619449cb73fc217a0b311d8 Electricity f6dcb63464bd41e1a324ac2df5a879a7 21.11.2023

Ukraine Energy Support Fund strengthened with a 25 million USD grant from USAID

on 20 November 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund received a substantial grant of 25 million USD by the United States Agency for International development (USAID), further strengthening its mission to support Ukraine's energy sector. This contribution will enable Ukraine to purchase urgently needed equipment for the energy sector and prepare for the upcoming winter season.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 20.11.2023

Secretariat’s conference in Ljubljana sparks renewable investment opportunities

on 16 November 2023

Today in Ljubljana, the Energy Commmunity Secretariat, in collaboration with the Slovenian Government, organized the inaugural Energy Community Conference on Advancing Renewable Investments. The event brought together the event brought together 110 participants in Ljubljana and 100 online, fostering meaningful discussions, networking opportunities, and knowledge exchange among stakeholders from various sectors.

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2023 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Renewable energy bf3b5cd549cd499897d4f874c0af4fdd 16.11.2023

Security of Gas Supply: Secretariat adopts filling trajectory to reach 2024 gas storage target 

on 15 November 2023

In a move to enhance the security of gas supply within the Energy Community, the Secretariat has  adopted - comprehensive storage filling trajectories corresponding to intermediate storage targets. These measures are aimed at ensuring that Contracting Parties with underground gas storage facilities, specifically Serbia and Ukraine, meet the mandatory gas storage target of 90% by November 1, 2024. 

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  • Serbia Serbia
  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Fund’s donor coordination meeting reinforces support for Ukraine's energy infrastructure at times of war

on 14 November 2023

Last week, the Ukraine Energy Support Fund held its inaugural Donor Coordination Meeting in Vienna, bringing together current and potential donors, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, including Deputy Minister Ms. Svitlana Grynchuk.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d 14.11.2023

Secretariat publishes its Recommendations on the draft National Energy and Climate Plan of the Republic of Serbia

on 13 November 2023

The Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia submitted their draft National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) to the Secretariat for its review on 29 June 2023. Based on Article 9 of the Energy Community Governance Regulation, the Secretariat assessed the draft Plan and issued its Recommendations.

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  • Serbia Serbia
2023 Serbia 522c40aaa210467494286e819f08d281 Renewable energy bf3b5cd549cd499897d4f874c0af4fdd Climate 6a037ca264744b2db61ed2dee7072ad4 Energy efficiency 2699a78f1619449cb73fc217a0b311d8 13.11.2023

Secretariat updates the roster of experts to boost project impact

Alerts
on 10 November 2023

In a move aimed at strengthening its mission and enhancing the expertise available for its initiatives, the Energy Community Secretariat announces a significant update to its Roster of Experts.

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Secretariat’s Director commends Moldova's new law on renewables

Renewable energy
on 10 November 2023

The Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, Mr. Artur Lorkowski, embarked on a visit to the Republic of Moldova this week, where he engaged in a series of high-level meetings aimed at advancing Moldova's energy reform agenda.

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  • Moldova Moldova
2023 Moldova 4b9ba9835b2443f68be60fc7d131483f Renewable energy bf3b5cd549cd499897d4f874c0af4fdd 10.11.2023

Advisory Committee to hold two public hearings under Energy Community Dispute Settlement Rules

on 6 November 2023

On 14 November 2023 the Advisory Committee of the Energy Community will hold two public hearing according to Article 32(4) of the Dispute Settlement Rules. The hearings relate to non-compliance with the Energy Community environmental acquis.

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Secretariat releases 2023 Environmental Statement following EMAS re-certification

on 3 November 2023

The Secretariat’s commitment to environmental domain has been officially recognized with the re-certification of its environmental management system. Following a successful external audit earlier this year, the Austrian Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology officially extended the Secretariat's EMAS certification on 25 October 2023.

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2023 Environment 3856930a5e0d41d6a4d505b5cc18a9b4 Climate 6a037ca264744b2db61ed2dee7072ad4 Energy efficiency 2699a78f1619449cb73fc217a0b311d8 03.11.2023

Ukraine Energy Support Fund reports on progress in Q3 of 2023

on 2 November 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund is pleased to announce great developments in the third quarter of 2023. At the end of this period, the Fund recorded a total value of EUR 192 million credited to its fiduciary account and pledges exceeding EUR 218 million.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 02.11.2023

USTF completes 100th delivery, providing over 5 000 tons of aid to Ukraine

on 30 October 2023

The Ukraine Support Task Force (USTF) proudly announces the completion of its 100th deliveries, totalling to over 5 000 tons of equipment and liquids delivered to Ukraine. This achievement highlights the immense work, communication, and dedication involved in aiding Ukraine's energy and water heating systems.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
2023 Ukraine c32dc2e2d50f4ec4a91f24f762065ad5 Security of supply bd6efdcda6f1486b8f775ebeeb44c270 Infrastructure bc4f0df0ba204793a08724f249a4648d 30.10.2023

Director Lorkowski Meets Ukrainian Energy Minister for Strategic Talks

on 25 October 2023

During his visit to Kyiv, Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat met with Minister of Energy Galushchenko and Deputy Minister of Energy Hrynchuk to discuss Ukraine's commitment to the Energy Community.

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  • Ukraine Ukraine
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Director Lorkowski and First Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko take stock of the development of the National Energy and Climate Plan

on 25 October 2023

On 23 October Director Artur Lorkowski held a meeting with First Vice-Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko. During the meeting the parties among other topics, addressed the progress in development of National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), corporate governance reform and Ukraine’s readiness for CBAM. 

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Director Lorkowski and Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine visit beneficiary of energy equipment purchased under the Fund

on 25 October 2023

During his visit to Kyiv, Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat, joined by Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Energy Ms. Svitlana Grynchuk, visited one of Kyiv's main combined heat and power facilities. The facility has recently received the delivery of the high-voltage equipment procured through the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.

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The Ukraine Energy Support Fund in September

on 24 October 2023

In September, the Fund continued with the procurement of equipment for the repair and restoration of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, which has been damaged in the wake of Russian attacks. Equipment worth over €30 million was bought. 

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Secretariat provides compliance assessment of the Ukrainian electricity TSO Ukrenergo with the unbundling requirements of Directive 2009/72/EC

Electricity
on 24 October 2023

In response to request of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) the Energy Community Secretariat conducted a status review of the compliance by the Ukrainian electricity TSO Ukrenergo with the unbundling requirements of Directive 2009/72/EC. The assessment is prepared in the context of Ukrenergo’s prospects to become a member of ENTSO-E.

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Secretariat launches dispute settlement procedure against Serbia for breaching the Large Combustion Plants Directive in the case of TPP Morava

on 23 October 2023

On 20 October 2023, the Secretariat sent an Opening Letter to Serbia to address its breach of the Large Combustion Plants Directive in the case of the thermal power plant Morova, which continues to operate despite the expiry of their limited lifetime derogation period (also known as „opt-out”).

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Secretariat assesses the governance of the Ukrainian energy regulator NEURC as its responsibilities expand   

Regulator
on 20 October 2023

Following a formal request from the National Energy and Regulatory Commission (NEURC), the Secretariat prepared a report on NEURC’s independence and governance framework on the basis of the Energy Community acquis. This follows up on similar reports issued by the Secretariat in 2018 and 2019.

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Ukraine Energy Support Fund helps Mykolaiv CHP

on 20 October 2023

The Ukraine Energy Support Fund has recently procured essential equipment for Ukraine’s Mykolaiv Heat and Power Plant, valued at over 1 million Euros. This will help the uninterrupted supply of heating and electricity during the forthcoming winter season.

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The European Union donates additional 50 million Euro to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund 

on 20 October 2023

Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, has announced a grant contribution from the European Commission to the Ukraine Energy Support Fund amounting to 50 million Euros. In her announcement, she stressed the importance of preparedness for potential Russian attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure in the upcoming winter

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The Secretariat and TNC sign an MoU on permit-granting processes for renewable energy projects within the Energy Community