Since the beginning of 2023, GTSOU has received more than UAH 500 million of international assistance under energy security programs for the ensuring the stable operation of the gas transmission system (GTS) of Ukraine and restoring facilities damaged as a result of russian military aggression.
The assistance received includes the equipment, materials, machinery, financing of work, as well as automation technologies and digital solutions that ensure uninterrupted operation of the GTS and increase the energy sustainability of Ukraine.
The donors were the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Energy Security Project (ESP), the Ukraine Energy Support Fund (Fund), established under the Energy Community Secretariat in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the European Commission and international charitable structures, as well as GTS operators of European countries.
Thanks to the USAID Energy Security Project, in 2023 GTSOU received generators for uninterrupted power supply to the infrastructure and modern IT equipment that ensures the stability of the company’s operational processes. With the support of the USAID ESP, the GTSOU is working to improve the efficiency of the physical dispatch function, which is especially important in a war environment. In addition, the organization provides systemic support in providing GTS employees working in hazardous conditions with personal protective equipment.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and the Ukraine Energy Support Fund under the Energy Community Secretariat, the GTSOU is working on the reconstruction and restoration of gas transmission infrastructure facilities.
From the very beginning of the full-scale military aggression, the operators of gas transmission systems of other countries have been helping the GTSOU to cope with the challenges. In particular, in 2023, the gas transmission system operators of Greece DESFA and Poland Gaz-System provided assistance to the GTSOU for more than UAH 23 million. These are portable and stationary gasoline and diesel generators, motor pumps, tool kits and materials, and other equipment for restoration work.
“We are grateful for the support of the GTSOU from international partners who help us restore the gas infrastructure damaged by shelling and uninterruptedly transport gas to Ukrainian and European consumers, despite the war. The assistance provided also makes it possible to implement strategic projects that will ensure the further development of the gas transmission system of Ukraine, – said Dmytro Lyppa, General Director of GTSOU.
The parties are also actively working on additional areas and plan to strengthen cooperation during the second half of 2023.