National Power Company Ukrenergo has signed an agreement with 15 system operators of European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). It will allow Ukrenergo to seek assistance in unforeseen situations.

Ukrenergo posted this on Facebook, Ukrinform says.

“The agreement is another important contribution to Ukraine’s energy stability and resilience. Thanks to the solidarity and determination of our friends, Ukrenergo can count on more emergency aid. Today, the Ukrainian energy system is even stronger. This means that Ukrainians will have light at home even in the darkest of times,” Ukrenergo’s CEO Volodymyr Kudrytskyi stated.

He clarified that Ukraine used to count on support from neighboring countries’ energy systems. The new agreement expands the range of countries from which emergency assistance can be requested. Now it includes non-neighboring ones.

This further strengthens Ukraine’s energy system’s resilience. It is critical given Russia’s regular attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure.