The Ukrainian power system integration into the European continental network ENTSO-E will open up wide opportunities for Ukraine and strengthen the country’s energy independence. This was stated by Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko, opening the Ukrainian Energy Forum Transforming the Ukrainian energy sector for an integrated, sustainable energy future in Europe.
“This is our strategic goal and a project that will be implemented both for the benefit of Ukraine and Europe,” Mr Halushchenko stressed. “At the same time, the final disconnection from the energy systems of the Russian Federation and Belarus is a kind of the point of no return on the way to European integration.”
For the Minister of Energy, Ukraine will definitely play an important role in the European power system, as it has a great export potential, which should be realised with the simultaneous modernisation and decarbonisation of the industry.
He also informed that with the help and support of European partners and experts the ministry intends to make up a list of key projects for the development of the Ukrainian power industry.
“This list can be called a great energy sector modernisation,” Mr Halushchenko said. “I am confident that the measures we are already implementing and planning will help Ukraine make a breakthrough in the EU integration process. After all, the power industry always stimulates the economic growth of the state: it is about jobs and prosperity of Ukraine as a whole.”