As Ukraine seeks to rebuild and strengthen its energy infrastructure, particular attention must be given to improving grid and transmission connectivity to enhance the flexibility of the Ukrainian power grid. Moreover, achieving harmonization with the European electricity grid represents a crucial goal for Ukraine as it not only supports the country's energy independence but also contributes to decarbonization efforts. The grid remains constantly targeted by missiles and other attacks, therefore ensuring its resilience has become a chief priority. Full market liberalization will be essential to create a better grid system by attracting private sector development despite the complex risks and uncertainties in the post-conflict landscape. Efforts to rebuild the damaged power grid and identify potential areas of investment will require collaboration between the Ukrainian government and its business community with their counterparts in the West.
- Ben Cahill, Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, CSIS
- Matteo Patrone, Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, EBRD
- Mark Simakovsky, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
- Olena Pavlenko, President, DiXi Group
- Roger Martella, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Electric