Ukraine will consider the experience of the Czech Republic in the decentralization of the energy system and is interested in joint projects on distributed generation. This was discussed during a meeting between Deputy Minister of Energy Yaroslav Demchenkov and Special Representative for Energy Security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Vaclav Bartuska and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Radek Matula.
The Czech experience in developing distributed generation and grid construction is a good example of decentralization of the energy system. The Czech Republic is also implementing a project to develop distributed economic infrastructure in Moldova. Ukraine is interested in this experience, so the Deputy Minister invited the Czech side to consider the implementation of a similar project in one of the regions of Ukraine in cooperation with an international organization.
«The decentralized energy system is a matter of our security. In the face of the constant threat from russia, we must ensure that critical infrastructure continues to operate even in the case of systemic failures and that Ukrainians are provided with electricity. But this is also a matter of our climate commitments. Distributed generation is a generation using renewable energy sources, and we pay a lot of attention to stimulating the development of «green energy», Yaroslav Demchenkov said.
The parties also discussed the issue of replacing russia in the nuclear energy market. Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko has repeatedly stressed in his communications with international partners that the issue of ousting russian energy resources from global markets is a priority, and Ukraine will help Europe overcome its energy dependence on russia.
The Czech Republic is one of the first countries to get rid of its dependence on russian gas by almost one hundred per cent and is taking an active role in ousting the aggressor from global markets.