Natural Gas Transmission System Operator
Amber Grid and Litgrid are sending aid to rebuild Ukraine's energy infrastructure
As Russia is purposefully destroying Ukraine's energy infrastructure, EPSO-G group companies Litgrid and Amber Grid allocated equipment for the repair of damaged electrical substations and gas pipelines. Assistance to Ukrainian electricity and gas transmission operators will be channelled through the non-governmental organization Blue/Yellow.
After receiving Ukraine's request for help, Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid allocated equipment worth 74,800 euros: 110-330 kV primary devices, current and combined transformers, isolators and separators, and 330/110 kV autotransformer. Amber Grid, Lithuanian gas transmission system operator, is sending support worth 18,000 euros to its colleagues from Ukraine. This equipment will help to restore the damaged Ukrainian gas pipelines.
Support for Ukrainian energy infrastructure companies is collected and transported with the help of the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Ukraine, and the Ministries of Energy and Transport and Communications. A part of this equipment has already reached Ukraine today, it will help Ukrainians to restore the electricity supply to households.
"As Russia is deliberately destroying Ukraine's energy infrastructure, we received a request for help from our colleagues from the Ukrainian electricity transmission system operator Ukrenergo. We immediately assessed what equipment reserves we have and what we can transfer to our colleagues. Some of the equipment is already in the Ukraine and will be used for the reconstruction of Ukraine's high-voltage switchyards. We fully understand that a well-functioning energy infrastructure is very important to Ukrainians. It helps to fight at the front, develop the economy, light and heat the homes. Therefore, we help and will help our fellow Ukrainians as much as we can, so that they canwin this war", says Litgrid CEO Rokas Masiulis.
As the CEO of Amber Grid, Nemunas Biknius, emphasizes, the aid was selected taking into account the most necessary equipment indicated by the Ukrainians.
"Since the beginning of the war, we know the challenges that people face working with the gas transmission system of the Ukraine, they have to repair the pipelines broken by artillery despite the danger. Gas leaks in  the war pose a double threat of gas supply interruption and pipeline explosion. Therefore, quick repair of the pipelines is extremely important. Considering the needs of the Ukrainians, we are sending eight STOPKIT pipeline repair kits to our colleagues at war. This kind of material is the most suitable for quick "patching" of damaged gas pipelines", says Amber Grid CEO N. Biknius.
Moscow's intensive bombing of the Ukraine since mid-October caused significant damage to the electricity and gas transmission infrastructure. As a result, cities temporarily lacked gas and electricity, residents were encouraged to consume less.
Lithuania is not alone to help restore the damaged energy infrastructure of Ukraine, other countries of the European Union and international partners are also contributing to the effort.
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