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Dmytro Lyppa: USAID’s support system helps strengthen the resilience of the GTS operation

Dmytro Lyppa, CEO of Gas TSO of Ukraine (GTSOU), and Michael Trainor, Chief of Party at the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP), visited one of GTSOU facilities ensuring an uninterrupted operation of the gas transmission system. The visit came off as part of the discussion of interim results of implementing joint GTSOU and USAID ESP projects aimed to strengthen Ukraine’s energy security.

For many years, USAID, through its ESP, has been providing technical support to the GTS Operator of Ukraine, aimed to improve the efficiency of Ukraine’s GTS.

“USAID ESP stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine and continues to provide technical assistance to key energy companies by responding promptly to emerging needs. ESP has a significant and growing portfolio of activity to support GTSOU, including financial, commercial, environmental, technical projects covering several major hydraulic modelling projects and emergency aid”, Michael Trainor said.

USAID ESP’s representatives noted the high level of professionalism of GTSOU’s specialists and the promptness and quality of executed work to ensure the sustainable operation of the gas transportation system. Together with international partners, and with the participation of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, GTSOU is looking for opportunities for the further scaling up and implementation of one of the projects.

Also, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, USAID, through its ESP, has ensured the procurement of critical equipment for GTSOU’s needs: generators, a mobile data center, servers, and individual protective equipment for the Operator’s employees.

“We are thankful to our partners for cooperation, both in strategic projects and prompt response to our needs. USAID’s support system helps us strengthen the resilience of the GTS operation. We are confident that the successful completion of our joint projects will enhance the readiness of Ukraine for wartime threats and challenges”, — Dmytro Lyppa said.