4 May 2023 09:55

Slovak transmission system operation SEPS providing equipment worth 1 mln euros to Ukrenergo

MOSCOW. May 4 (Interfax) - The Slovak transmission system operator SEPS is sending eight truckloads of equipment worth one million euros to the Ukrenergo power grid operation to help repair mainline electrical substations.

The equipment will help restore the operations of several high-voltage electrical substations in different parts of Ukraine, Ukrainian media outlets said, citing an Ukrenergo statement circulated on social media.

Ukrenergo, in turn, said that it is looking forward to this delivery, because it is the availability of functioning equipment that is key to the restoration of Ukraine's energy infrastructure and preparations for the next heating season.

A comprehensive Energy Damage Assessment from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank on April 5 put the damage sustained by Ukraine's electricity, gas and heat infrastructure at over $10 billion.

At the same time, the UNDP and the World Bank estimated Ukraine's urgent financial needs for emergency repairs of critical infrastructure at more than $1.2 billion.