DENA’S ACTIVITIES / ENERGY PARTNERSHIPS

German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership

Within the framework of an energy partnership, dena is helping Ukraine transform its energy system. The aim of the transnational cooperation is to achieve the global energy transition.

Starting point

Description: German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership

Client: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Country: Ukraine

Lead executing agency/partner ministry: Ministry of Energy of Ukraine

Founding year: 2020

Contact: Bastian Stenzel (stenzel(at)dena.de)

Ukraine is experiencing an economic transformation that is being made more difficult by challenges such as high energy intensity and import dependence. Ukraine’s energy strategy for 2035 aspires to fundamentally reform the energy sector. Germany is one of Ukraine’s most important partners. The two countries have significantly expanded their energy policy cooperation since 2019.

At the same time, the Ukrainian industry holds considerable potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy. The German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership was concluded in 2020 with the signing of a joint declaration of intent.

Targets

The aim is to promote the global energy transition in partnership with one of the EU’s largest neighbouring countries. Exchanges and joint initiatives with Ukraine are hoped to strengthen international climate protection. The aim of the partnership is also to improve export opportunities for German companies in the Ukrainian market.

Focus topics

The key areas of the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership include an increase in energy efficiency, modernisation of the electricity sector, renewable energy expansion and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

Future priorities may include the transformation of coal regions, the integration of renewable energy, green hydrogen and the transformation of district heating systems.

Approach

The partnership website

You will find information on the German-Ukrainian energy partnership on the official website: https://www.energypartnership-ukraine.org/.

A country secretariat (EP country secretariat) will be established in Ukraine on behalf of the BMWi in order to implement the bilateral energy partnership. The government dialogue on energy policy is to take place continuously within the framework of the energy partnership formats developed for this purpose. Ukraine will be provided with concrete recommendations for the development of markets and the energy transition.

With the help of political support, the German industry is expected to implement concrete energy projects in Ukraine. The aim of the projects will be to raise awareness of topics relating to the energy transition and demonstrate solutions for transforming energy systems.

Other important formats of the energy partnership include workshops, matchmaking, and the publication of studies and discussion papers.

Effects

Ukraine can counteract the high energy intensity and the high dependency on imports by means of strategies jointly developed in the energy partnership to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy expansion.

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