USAID Energy Security Project will help develop legislative changes required for the transition from cubic meters to energy units for operations in the gas sector
Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine LLC (G-TSO Ukraine) and Tetra Tech, which implements USAID Energy Security Project, signed a memorandum of cooperation. USAID Energy Security Project will provide technical assistance to G-TSO Ukraine; in particular, it will help develop legislative changes required for the transition from metric to energy units for operations in the gas sector, G-TSO Ukraine press service reports.
The parties agreed to engage and use international technical assistance to enhance Ukraine’s energy security. The cooperation will continue until 30 June 2023.
According to the memorandum, USAID Energy Security Project will help the gas transmission company with updating results of the studies concerning modernization of transit and storage of gas in Ukraine, developing legislative changes required for the transition from metric to energy units for operations in the gas sector, preparing specifications for SCADA and EDM systems for the gas transmission network, and developing proposals concerning reform of the procurement process.
“USAID Energy Security Project must improve the environment for implementation of reforms in Ukraine’s energy sector, facilitate fulfillment of international commitments and strengthen energy security of our country. Its outcomes will help fulfill Ukraine’s international commitments under the Energy Community Treaty and requirements of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their member states, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part,” G-TSO Ukraine said.
It is worth reminding that according to European legislation, gas metering must be kept in kilowatt-hours, not cubic meters.
Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC maintains that the use of energy units will make natural gas metering more objective when purchasing and selling, and also, pricing and tariffing it. The introduction of energy units will simplify the process of compiling the energy balance when enterprises use different sources of energy, allow to choose the most cost-effective type of fuel, stimulate consumers to save energy, and make the effectiveness of gas use transparent and comprehensible comparing to other sources of energy.