Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Kuninori Matsuda. The parties discussed areas of bilateral cooperation to prepare Ukraine for the next heating season.
One of the important areas is to assist Japan in developing distributed generation.
«We are currently working to maintain generation capacity and increase its resilience to potential future attacks. Gas turbine and gas piston plants as backup capacities will help us decentralise generation in the most difficult conditions. Japan is our reliable partner, and we are grateful for their assistance in supplying gas turbines that will help ensure the stability of energy supply for a number of regions this winter», the Minister said.
It is worth mentioning that the implementation of agreements between the two countries to supply Ukraine with additional gas turbines is in its final stages. The equipment is expected to help ensure reliable energy supply in a number of regions of Ukraine during the coming winter, even in the face of enemy shelling, and to increase the manoeuvring capacity of the system.
During the meeting, German Galushchenko thanked the Japanese side for the assistance already provided to the Ukrainian energy sector in the form of equipment and financing for the necessary purchases. Ukraine has already received 12 cargoes of humanitarian aid from Japan, which includes, among other things, backup power plants and generators of various capacities.
The parties also discussed cooperation to ensure energy and nuclear and radiation safety at the global level. In particular, they discussed productive participation in the relevant working groups to implement the provisions of the Peace Formula proposed by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
German Galushchenko stressed the importance of not only de-occupation, demilitarisation and return of the Zaporizhzhya NPP under full control of Ukraine, but also the development of new mechanisms within the working groups to ensure that all states comply with the fundamental rules of nuclear and radiation safety.