Ukraine’s energy system will focus on renewables, PM says

4 January, 12:15 AM
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal (Photo:Denys Shmyhal / Facebook)

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal (Photo:Denys Shmyhal / Facebook)

The Ukrainian government will focus on renewable energy sources and building a decentralized power grid, Ukrainian PM Denys Shmyhal said during a cabinet meeting on Jan. 3.

“Plans for energy decarbonization and green transition remain relevant; the war has made these challenges even more urgent,” said Shmyhal.

According to the PM, the government will more actively tap the potential of renewables: solar, wind, hydro generation, and hydrogen technologies.

“Russian attacks are pushing us towards a fundamental reform — building a decentralized energy system,” he added.

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“It will make it less vulnerable to enemy attacks. We are talking about building mini-power plants and small generation facilities, integrated into the existing power grid.”

Shmyhal also announced legislation to be introduced in 2023 that would reform the State Reserve – a strategic stockpile of materials needed to maintain and repair critical national infrastructure.

In particular, the PM singled out the establishment of minimum reserves of oil and petroleum products – to ensure their continuous supply to the domestic market.

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