3 rd German-Ukrainian
“Powering Ukraine's Future: Strengthening
Energy Cooperation for Sustainable Recovery”
The Russian war severely impacted Ukraine`s energy sector, damaging critical infrastructure and causing disruptions in energy supplies. This has led to economic instability and increased costs for industries and households. The war has highlighted the vulnerability of Ukraine`s centralized energy system, emphasizing the need for immediate action to decentralize energy supply and
diversify the energy mix. Transitioning to renewable energy sources would enhance energy security, resilience, and environmental responsibility, positioning Ukraine for a sustainable future as an EU member.
Enhanced German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership
The German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership has been instrumental in providing emergency relief and supporting Ukraine during the ongoing war. Its actions focus on addressing energy challenges and contributing to post-war recovery. In April, the governments of Germany and Ukraine, striving to enhance the Energy Partnership considering the recent challenges to the regional energy security and the crucial importance of accelerating the development of carbon-free and sustainable energy systems in their countries,
amended the Joint Declaration of Intent on the Establishment of an Energy Partnership. The following areas were suggested to be the main topics for cooperation:
Emergency needs of the energy sector of Ukraine including the quick restoration of
energy infrastructure while considering the long-term goal of a carbon-free and
sustainable energy system;
Mid- and long-term green recovery and reconstruction of the energy system of Ukraine
with the goal of working towards a carbon-free, sustainable and more secure system;
Renewable energy integration into the grid and sector coupling;
Promoting sustained resilience of the energy sector and expanding the use of renewable
energy, including Wind, PV, Biomass, Hydropower and Green Hydrogen;
Energy saving through energy efficiency;
Decarbonization and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions for the purpose of
accelerating the clean energy transition;
Decarbonization of power and heat production;
Support of structural change in Ukrainian coal regions, including the implementation of
just transition and green projects in those regions.
German-Ukrainian Energy Day: Central Event of the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership
The annual German-Ukrainian Energy Day strengthens the partnership between Germany and Ukraine, facilitating strategic engagement, knowledge exchange, and business opportunities. It offers several important benefits:
High-Level Engagement: It provides a platform for dialogue and collaboration between
government officials, policymakers, industry leaders, and experts.
Policy Alignment and Coordination: The event fosters coordination and harmonization of
energy policies and strategies.
Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building: It facilitates knowledge transfer and
strengthens the capacity of Ukrainian stakeholders.
Investment and Business Opportunities: It showcases investment opportunities and
promotes business partnerships.
International Visibility and Cooperation: It enhances the international visibility of the
partnership and encourages broader collaboration.
Progress Monitoring and Evaluation: It allows for reviewing progress, assessing joint
projects, and identifying areas for improvement.
German-Ukrainian Energy Day
10:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:45
11:45 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:00
Registration & Coffee
Thematic Session 1:
Sustainable Recovery in Ukraine – From Emergency Support to Long-term Energy
Guided by pressing questions:
What are Ukraine's immediate emergency, mid-term recovery, and long-term energy transition needs?
What should be the sequential steps in moving from emergency measures to long-term energy transition in Ukraine?
How can Ukraine actively contribute to enhancing energy supply security and advancing the energy transition in Europe?
How can the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership and other international initiatives effectively support this journey?
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch in Atrium
13:00 – 14:30
Thematic Session 2:
Ukrainian Energy Sector: Business Opportunities in the Recovery Process
Exploring the following questions:
What promising prospects does the Ukrainian energy sector offer to both local and international businesses, and what are their aspirations?
How can we strengthen business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) collaborations between Germany and Ukraine within the framework of the political Energy Partnership?
How can the Partnership effectively address the imperative of increased private sector engagement in Ukraine's recovery and energy transition?
15:30 – 15:45
15:45 – 16:45
Strengthening Frameworks for Sustainable Development and Market Integration of the
Ukrainian Energy Sector
Focusing on pivotal issues:
What measures and regulatory frameworks must be established to facilitate the seamless integration of the Ukrainian energy sector into the broader European market?
How can we promote and nurture the growth of the green gas industry in Ukraine, including biomethane and green hydrogen?
What opportunities lie ahead for involving local stakeholders in the energy market, including prosumer models and energy communities?
16:45 – 17:15
17:15 – 18:15
Thematic Session 4:
New Approach towards Resilient and Decentralised Energy Supply:
The Role of Local Communities and Civil Society
With a vision of a decentralised energy future, we'll address:
The pivotal role of Ukrainian communities in achieving sustainable recovery through decentralised renewable generation.
How the Energy Partnership and other initiatives can actively engage and empower local communities in advancing decentralised energy supply.
Effective strategies for supporting a just transition in Ukrainian coal regions within the Partnership's framework.
18:15 – 19:45