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Driving forward the Ukrainian energy transition together

Secretariat of the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Energy Agency (dena)

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  • Overall term

    2020 to 2023

  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure

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Context

In August 2020, the German and Ukrainian governments consolidated their cooperation on energy efficiency, modernising electricity and heat generation, expanding renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by signing a joint declaration of intent. Through the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership, the two countries are aiming to make their cooperation on energy and climate issues more effective.

The outbreak of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine in February 2022 shifted the focus for the Energy Partnership. Since then, the central topics have been:

  • Driving forward the energy transition
  • Providing emergency assistance for the Ukrainian energy sector
  • Fast-tracking Ukraine’s integration into the European transmission grid
  • Developing prospects for reconstruction
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Objective

Support is being provided to assist with repairing and maintaining the energy infrastructure as effectively as possible in light of Russian attacks. The Energy Partnership serves as a platform for decentralising the Ukrainian energy system and for facilitating Ukraine’s integration into the European grid. At the same time, it is helping to guide the process of sustainable reconstruction in the energy sector, laying the foundations for a long-term energy transition in Ukraine.

Approach

The Energy Partnership is supporting Ukraine during Russia’s war of aggression by running a fundraising drive and a procurement campaign to supply the materials and equipment required to maintain and repair Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

In addition, the Energy Partnership is continuing its work on energy efficiency, renewable energy integration, hydrogen, coal transformation, and decarbonisation.

To this end, it promotes political and professional dialogue on these issues through events, scientific studies, delegation missions, and public relations activities.

Last update: October 2023

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