Dialogue on the future of Ukrainian energy in the French Senate
At the invitation of the French think tank Eastern Circle, DiXi Group representatives Olena Pavlenko and Anton Antonenko took part in the forum “The Future of Ukraine: Energy, War Strategy, National Identity and Partners.” The forum was held on November 14 in the French Senate and gathered more than 100 participants.
The energy sector panel was devoted to discussing both the urgent needs of Ukraine and the basic principles and needs of the recovery of the Ukrainian energy sector, including the development of nuclear energy and renewable energy sources. The participants also separately discussed the need to increase sanctions against russian energy companies abroad, including Rosatom.
Speaking during the panel, Olena Pavlenko mentioned the role of Ukraine in the energy security of the EU. From June to October, Ukraine exported electricity to EU countries and can share a lot of experience in cyber security issues, as well as provide its gas storage facilities to accumulate the necessary gas reserves for a reliable winter period. She agreed with the possible scenario that transit through the Ukrainian gas transport system could be stopped by russia on the eve of 2023, as a part of continued russian pressure on European countries.
Together with other Ukrainian speakers, Olena Pavlenko appealed to accelerate the provision of assistance to energy companies of Ukraine for the urgent restoration of the energy system after the russian shelling.
“Both energy companies and local communities are in great need of support today,” she said during the speech. – Companies need equipment for quick replacement of critical infrastructure damaged objects – transformers, cables, etc. Local communities are constantly in need of generators, mobile heating units, construction equipment, etc.”
The trip of DiXi Group experts and their participation in the forum “The Future of Ukraine: Energy, War Strategy, National Identity and Partners” took place within the framework of projects supported by the International Renaissance Foundation.