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Gas TSO of Ukraine and USAID intensify cooperation to strengthen energy security

The Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (GTSOU) and USAID’s Energy Security Project (ESP) are intensifying their cooperation to strengthen Ukraine’s energy security.

Among the initiatives, GTSOU and USAID are currently implementing there is the implementation of a modern dispatching software complex for modelling and optimising the operation of main gas pipelines. The software complex will provide the GTSOU with advanced online control and offline modelling tools, improve control over the gas transmission system, develop optimal gas transportation modes in response to emergencies and scenario analysis in the process of network development planning.

Secondly, they are working on the automation of the equipment maintenance and repair management system (M&R) that will help transform and optimise GTSOU’s internal processes of maintenance and repairs and increase their efficiency. Finally, both parties are implementing financial stress test for the GTSOU aimed at the sustainable passage of the 2022/2023 autumn-winter season.

“Despite the war, with the support of international partners, the Gas TSO of Ukraine continues systematically improving the efficiency of its operations,” commented CEO Sergiy Makogon. “In parallel, with the preparation for the heating season, we are implementing more long-term projects that will allow Ukrainian GTS to respond to new challenges. The key goal of joint efforts is the security of supply to Ukrainian consumers.”

In addition, the parties are working on the possibility of procurement of equipment that is critically necessary for GTSOU in wartime conditions, including a mobile data centre, additional server equipment, modular automatic gas distribution stations and so on.

According to Michael Trainor, Head of USAID Ukraine Energy Security Project, an effective partnership allows faster deployment of USAID assistance to ensure the security of gas supplies during wartime. It also provides proceeding with planning the reconstruction and reforming of the Ukrainian gas sector following the principles of a competitive market, which is the key to long-term development.

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