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Germany allocates additional € 88.5 mn for Ukraine’s energy infrastructure

The allocated funds will bolster Ukraine’s resilience against Russia’s airstrikes on energy infrastructure, financing repairs, spare parts, and key equipment such as transformers and generators.
Ukraine's energy workers
Ukraine’s energy workers repairs the power grid damaged by Russian missile strikes. Credit: Ukrenergo
Germany allocates additional € 88.5 mn for Ukraine’s energy infrastructure

On 21 December, the German government announced an additional allocation of €88.5 million to the Energy Support Fund for Ukraine under the European Energy Community to help Ukraine’s energy grid repair and modernization.

Russia struck about 70 major energy facilities across Ukraine during attacks last fall and winter and, since September 2023, has resumed air attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.

The German Economy Ministry contributes €54.3 million through KfW, while the Foreign Ministry provides €34.2 million.

“This is linked to the fact that during the second winter of Russian aggression against Ukraine, Russian airstrikes are targeting Ukrainian energy infrastructure,” the report reads.

The funds are designated for financing energy sources, spare parts, and equipment like transformers and generators, which are crucial for maintaining the energy supply in Ukraine. They will also be used to repair destroyed substations and power stations to continue providing electricity and heat to the population.

Part of the funds will also support projects for green energy transition, such as photovoltaic systems on public buildings, and for the “green reconstruction” of Ukraine.

The German government added that these contributions to the Energy Support Fund are part of a winter package for Ukraine worth over €1.6 billion this year. This package also includes military contributions for air defense, development policy support, and humanitarian aid.

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