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Razom We Stand and partners to host EU-Ukraine Energy Workshop at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin

Event Title: EU-Ukraine Energy Workshop:

Energy Aspects of European Integration and Economic Recovery of Ukraine: Crisis and Opportunity

Date and Time: June 7, 2024, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (CET)

Arrival Time: 9:30 am - confirm presence by 10:00 am (CET)

Venue: Classik Hotel Alexander Plaza, Rosenstraße 1, 10178 Berlin

Partners: Razom We Stand, E3G, European Initiative for Energy Security, European Ukrainian Energy Agency

In response to the recent regular attacks exacerbating the severe destruction of Ukraine's centralised energy infrastructure, Razom We Stand, in collaboration with German and Ukrainian partners, is organising the EU-Ukraine Energy Workshop. This event aims to address the vulnerabilities of Ukraine’s centralised grid and Soviet legacy power generation assets, highlighting the need for a structural overhaul towards decentralisation, flexibility, and resilience.

We are honoured to feature a distinguished lineup of speakers, including Julia Kahrl, Deputy Head of Division Energy Diplomacy and Decarbonisation at the Federal Foreign Office; Tony Hofreiter, MdB; Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine, M. Kolisnyk; Kostiantyn Lisnychyi, Strategic Advisor, EU Representative at UkraineInvest; and many other notable experts from the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, GOLDBECK SOLAR Investment GmbH, and representatives from Vinnytsya City Council, Ecoclub, the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, and DTEK Renewables.

Key Topics for Discussion:

  • Guidelines and regulatory building blocks from the EU's Clean Energy Package and Electricity Integration Package.
  • Current status of implementation and additional support needed for legal and regulatory reforms in Ukraine.
  • Regulatory and market barriers for private investments in power generation.
  • Countering threats from Russia’s energy terror and opportunities for redesigning Ukraine's power sector.

Event Highlights:

  • Presentation of "Ukraine's Power Sector Outlook for 2023-2024" and a brand new analytical note on Green Transition Amidst Coal Plant Destruction: Advocating decentralised renewable generation as a superior alternative to destroyed coal-fired power plants in Ukraine. 
  • Local Case Studies: Engaging examples from the Vinnytsia and Slavutych regions, and DTEK, Ukraine's largest private energy company.


10:00 am: Start

  • Opening Remarks by Razom We Stand
  • Opening Remarks by Julia Kahrl, Deputy Head of the Division of Energy Diplomacy and Decarbonisation at the Federal Foreign Office

Panel 1:

Moderator: Max Gruenig, E3G

  • Setting the Scene: Latest Data on Energy Infrastructure Destruction and Lessons Learned - Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine - M. Kolisnyk
  • Germany’s Regulatory Frameworks and Financial Support Mechanisms - Tony Hofreiter, MdB
  • Renewable Energy Business Relations - German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Bottlenecks: Regulatory and Investment Barriers - Kostiantyn Lisnychyi, Strategic Advisor, EU Representative at UkraineInvest

11:00 am: Coffee Break

11:15 am: Start Panel 2

Moderator - Olga Michelot, Co-Owner Helios Strategia, Co-chairwoman of the Energy Committee at the European Business Association

  • Just transition of coal-dependent communities in Ukraine - Andriy Tabinskyy, Executive Director of the Association of Coal Communities of Ukraine
  • Analytical Note on Green Transition Amidst Coal Plant Destruction - Maxim Bevz, Razom We Stand and Hanna Zhovtenko
  • Local Case and Innovative Research Studies - Representatives from Vinnytsia, Slavutych, Ecoclub, European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, DTEK Renewables

Panel Discussion and Summary

12:45 pm: End

Join us for a captivating discussion on Ukraine's energy transformation. Engage with experts, policymakers, and innovators to help shape a resilient, decentralised, and renewable-powered energy future for Ukraine.

Networking Lunch to Follow: Continue discussions and build connections over a networking lunch immediately after the workshop.

To register your interest in attending this event, click here.

We look forward to your participation in this critical workshop as we work together to build a sustainable energy future for Ukraine and Europe.