The Energy Community Secretariat has successfully concluded an on-site verification process at OdesaGas, affirming the integrity and functionality of procured goods and services by the Ukraine Energy Support Fund. This verification encompassed a range of critical aspects, including the installation and operational status of gas generators within the main administrative building, assessment of functionality of donated radio stations, and validation of appropriate fuel consumption.
The verified assets play a pivotal role in improving services in the Odesa city and region, ensuring stable gas supply, and enhancing the well-being of its citizens. It enables maintaining essential operations such as dispatch coordination and consumer communication during prolonged power disruptions, enhancing communication capabilities, elevating the efficiency of maintenance efforts and ensure uninterrupted day-to-day activities, reinforcing a stable energy supply across the Odessa region.
Mr. Yakubovsky, Director of OdesaGas, expressed profound gratitude for the dedicated efforts to the Energy Community Secretariat, USAID funded Energy Security Project and Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, highlighting the significant role the Ukraine Energy Support Fund has in offering immediate support to keep the lights on and ensure a reliable energy supply during the ongoing war. OdesaGas is a cornerstone enterprise serving over 630,000 consumers. The gas distribution network's span of 10,500 kilometers and distribution of approximately 1.1 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually underscore the impact of collaborative initiatives on energy supply safety.
The Ukraine Energy Support Fund was established to provide financial support for repairing Ukraine’s 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.
Ukraine Energy Support Fund OdesaGas onsite verification