The Energy Community Secretariat (ECS) has delivered 12 transformers to a Ukrainian electricity distribution system operator via its Ukraine Energy Support Fund, thanks to a donation from the Danish Energy Agency, the ECS announced on 7 April (Friday).
Due to the ongoing war, many Ukrainians have been experiencing unreliable electricity supply which has affected critical infrastructure, public services, transportation, households, and businesses. The delivery of the transformers is a “crucial step” towards reinstating reliable electricity supply in the country, the Secretariat said.
At present, the Fund is procuring over 100 million euros worth of items, including transformers, disconnectors, welding units, concrete pillars, clamps, hooks, bandages, wires and pumps.
As manager of the Ukraine Energy Support Fund, the ECS cooperates with the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy in identifying needs and verifying the requests for support, monitors the procurement process, acts as the fiduciary of the grants, and ensures that funds are used in strict accordance with the provisions of the agreements and subject to strict accounting, reporting and auditing rules.