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Dmytro Lyppa took part in the high-level conference “EU4Energy: Gas(es) Markets in Ukraine”

Dmytro Lyppa, General Director of the Gas TSO of Ukraine, took part in the high-level conference “EU4Energy: Gas(es) Markets in Ukraine” organized by the Energy Community. The event took place on June 26, 2024, in Kyiv.

The speech delivered by the GTSOU’s head concerned the Company’s immediate future, namely its operations under the “zero transit” conditions following the expiration of the current agreement in December 2024. Dmytro Lyppa dwelled on the Company’s Strategy for 2024-2029, which has already been developed, presented and approved by both Ukrainian stakeholders and international partners.

On the one hand, the Operator’s strategy is focused on ensuring revenue by expanding firm capacities at interconnection points with the EU and promoting development of renewable gasses. On the other hand, it consists in reducing the Company’s operational costs in accordance with the new realities in which it operates.

“GTSOU is actively working on the improvement of the natural gas transportation efficiency. For instance, in the first five months of 2024 we managed to reduce the use of fuel gas by 50% compared to 2023. Also, we are actively scaling up the European approach to maintenance of infrastructure, which is mobile maintenance, as well as developing an in-house contractor for repair works,” Dmytro Lyppa, General Director of Ukraine’s Gas TSO, noted.

Finally, the Company’s CEO emphasised the important role that it plays in ensuring Ukraine’s energy security, as well as that of the European Union. This includes transportation of natural gas from the EU for temporary storage in Ukraine, projects aimed at expanding capacities at the Ukraine-Poland border, as well as the launch of the Trans-Balkan Corridor in the reverse mode (from Southern Europe to Eastern European countries).