Russian War Against Ukraine: Energy Dimension (daily updating DiXi Group alert)
— The power system operates stably. Due to the March 9 massive Russian attack, network restrictions remained in the Zhytomyr and Kharkiv regions. Due to equipment overload, emergency outages are possible in some areas in the city of Kyiv and the Kyiv region. The situation remained difficult in the border areas and areas along the front line, as the enemy was constantly shelling distribution networks.
— The government approved a draft law to increase budget expenditures by 537 billion UAH. The President Volodymyr Zelenskyi noted these funds will be used to finance the military, support the defense sector, and purchase defense equipment, including drones.
— Ukrenergo is implementing a record-breaking equipment replacement program in the company’s history – so the CEO Volodymyr Kudrytskyi. In addition, the TSO is developing options for protecting facilities from missile attacks, including the latest technologies to make main substations compact and protect them by placing them underground or using shelters.
— The State Agency for Recovery and Infrastructure Development announced the launch of a training course on March 16 for Ukrainian communities.
— Meanwhile, the former Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency Valerii Bezus was appointed Advisor to the Vice Prime Minister for Reconstruction. He will work on including the use of energy-efficient tools, RES and alternative fuels in the process of recovery.
— In two years, Ukraine plans to build 10 biomethane production facilities – so the Chair of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian and Land Policy Oleksandr Haydu. He also announced the European Investment Bank plans to allocate 50 million EUR to support agro-processing – in particular, biomethane and bioethanol production.
— On March 15, according to the media, the operators of Poland’s electricity, gas, and oil transmission systems are to sign an agreement with the Ukrainian side to deepen cooperation.