The Energy Community Secretariat welcomes the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s pledge of a donation of up to $25 million for the Ukraine Energy Support Fund.
During a meeting with the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna, Ambassador Erin E. McKee, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, announced USAID's intent to contribute to the Fund.
USAID's contribution to the Ukrainian Energy Support Fund will enable Ukraine to purchase urgently needed equipment for the energy and heating sector and prepare for the upcoming winter season. This will aid Ukraine in strengthening its energy security and ensuring that the energy sector remains operational despite the challenges caused by Russia's full-scale invasion. The Secretariat and USAID have previously teamed up already in ensuring independent, transparent and efficient procurement for support items purchased with donations from the Fund.
The Ukraine Energy Support Fund was established to provide financial support for repairing critical energy infrastructure damaged by Russian attacks and to keep the energy sector functioning. It is managed by the Energy Community Secretariat with significant contributions from governments, international organizations, and corporate donors.