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Parliamentary question - E-000714/2023(ASW)Parliamentary question

Answer given by Ms Simson on behalf of the European Commission

The Commission is already engaged to ensure that, despite the ongoing war, Ukraine reconstruction is green and centred around a decarbonised energy system.

Ukraine and the EU share a common interest in building renewable energy systems that are more decentralised and less vulnerable for targeted attacks while supporting the economic recovery of Ukraine. This allows to support the continued functioning of essential services like schools or hospitals and complement diesel generators.

Therefore, as announced by the President of the Commission at the last EU-Ukraine Summit on 3 March 2022, the Commission welcomed Enel's donation of 5,700 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels of 350 Watt each to Ukraine[1].

The solar panels will be delivered by summer 2023 and will cover hospital buildings across Ukraine. The Commission is working on expanding this initiative.

More decentralised energy systems, based on renewable energy sources such as solar panels, would indeed alleviate the pressure on the national electricity grid by increasing the share of electricity self-consumption by households and public entities.

Last updated: 9 May 2023
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