Ukraine

Cooperation with Ukraine

Ukraine is seeking to strengthen its security of supply while at the same time transforming its energy sector. The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) is sharing substantial experience on cost-efficient long-term energy planning in order to provide input to the Ukrainian government’s efforts on formulating new well-founded policies and result-focused actions plans to reform the country’s energy sector. 

About the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Centre

The Ukrainian-Danish energy centre (UDEC) was established in 2015 and is based in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry in Kiev. A Danish Chief Advisor has been posted to UDEC since then and, will continue to provide technical support between 2018 and 2020. DEA experts provide insights from Danish experience to the Ukrainian experts.

The energy cooperation aims to support the new Energy Strategy of Ukraine towards 2035 including ambitious targets of 25% of renewable energy sources and, enable Ukraine to create a long-term framework for energy planning and policy.

  • DEA will support UDEC on the following six main areas: Monitoring of the New Energy Strategy 2035
  • Short- and long-term forecasting and modelling
  • Smart power system; reserves, balancing and storage and, forecasting
  • Structure for support to investors in Energy Efficiency and Renewables
  • Implementation of the EE Action Plan 2020 and support to new plan towards 2035
  • Implementation of RES Action Plan 2020 and support to new plan towards 2035

About the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Centre

The UDEC is financed through an agreement between the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark under the Neighbourhood Programme. The Danish Neighbourhood Programme is a part of the European Neighbourhood Policy to assist the EU’s neighbouring countries to the east and southeast. The overall objective of the Neighbourhood Programme is to promote human rights, the rule of law, democracy and economic integration with the EU. The budget of the Ukrainian-Danish energy cooperation is 20 million DKK for the period 2018-2020, which is a part of the 860 million DKK that has been allocated for the Neighbourhood Programme from 2018-2021. 

The UDEC is based in the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry in Kiev.  A Steering Committee chaired by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and vice chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark ensures progress on the activities. Members of the Steering Committee include the Danish Energy Agency and the Ukrainian institutions participating in the tasks under UDEC. DEA has entered an agreement with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue to deliver technical assistance and support to the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Centre (UDEC) from 2018 to 2020.

The Danish-Ukrainian Cooperation

Nadeem Niwaz
Special Advisor (+45) 3395 5808