Ukrhydroenergo Spearheads Clean Energy Initiatives for Ukraine Amidst Challenges
Ukrhydroenergo, the leading hydroelectric power provider in Ukraine, is steadfastly working on restoring facilities damaged by attacks and advancing new projects to bolster clean energy development in Ukraine. Valentyn Gvozdiy, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Ukrhydroenergo, made this announcement during a panel dedicated to the company’s efforts, held at the Ukrainian Pavilion during the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28 UAE).
Currently, the company is focused on the rehabilitation of its facilities affected during the past autumn-winter period. Remarkable progress has been achieved with nearly 1000 MW of capacity already restored.
Furthermore, there’s an ongoing commitment to preparing for new projects. This includes the construction of the Kaniv and Dniester PSPs, integral to Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Additionally, significant attention is being directed toward green hydrogen production initiatives, showcasing Ukrhydroenergo’s dedication to sustainable energy solutions.
A special focus during the presentation was on the destruction caused by Russian military forces at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station and its aftermath, labeled as one of the largest catastrophes since World War II. “It is difficult to envision the development of our country’s south without the restoration of the Kakhovka Reservoir, which supplied water to four regions of Ukraine,” Gvozdiy emphasized.
It’s also notable that Ukrhydroenergo is actively working towards holding Russia accountable for the damages inflicted due to attacks on the company’s assets, emphasizing the importance of legal responsibility in such scenarios.
This initiative by Ukrhydroenergo at COP28 highlights the company’s pivotal role in Ukraine’s transition to a sustainable and resilient energy future, even amidst challenging times.