On 24 March 2023, the UA Task force members established within the Energy Charter Secretariat under the project, “Cooperation for Restoring the Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure” held the Fifth Coordination Meeting.
The meeting gathered representatives of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the European Commission, the Danish Energy Agency, the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Ukraine, the Energy Community Secretariat, the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Ukrainian NGOs and think tanks, and other stakeholders.
The event was opened by Yaroslav Demchenkov, Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine who briefed the participants about the Ministry’s activities related to restoring the Ukrainian energy infrastructure. Mr Farid Safarov, Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine for Digital Development, Digital Transformations and Digitalization also updated international stakeholders on mechanisms to ensure efficient coordination and utilization of the support, in particular on "AidEnergy" - a new energy humanitarian aid distribution platform.
The Coordination Meetings have already become an efficient platform for sharing information on the current activities, deliverables and further plans between the stakeholders, aimed at helping the Ukrainian energy sector to keep its proper operation in current challenging wartimes, as well as preparing the ground for complex post-war recovery of the energy system of Ukraine.
The general objective of the project “Cooperation for Restoring the Ukrainian Energy Infrastructure” is to assist the Government of Ukraine in the cost-effective restoration of energy infrastructure, taking into account the clean energy transition while ensuring energy security. The project is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the Energy Charter Secretariat.