Today, on January 10, the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency together with the Kyiv School of Economics with the participation of representatives of the working group of the Energy Charter Secretariat, NPC Ukrenergo, IMEPOWER and GOLAW held an internal round table on the topic “Data collection on losses and methodology for determining losses of RES electricity producers as a result of russia’s war against Ukraine”.
During the discussion, representatives of the Kyiv School of Economics Vladyslava Grudova and Ihor Piddubnyi presented the “Russia will pay” project, its methodology and assessment approaches. The purpose of the project is to collect, and analyze data, assess the losses of Ukraine and create a register of damages during the war. In the future, the information will be used to assess damages, record war crimes, recover individual compensations, and receive reparations and compensations from the russia, as well as the information will be used as evidence for legal proceedings and lawsuits against the aggressor. According to data, as of November 2022, the total amount of direct losses reached about USD 136 billion. This project is realized jointly with the Office of the President, key ministries of Ukraine and the World Bank. The estimates, provided by the project, are being used in the World Bank Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment Report.
Oleksandr Laktionov, a representative of the working group of the project “Cooperation for the restoration of the Ukrainian energy infrastructure”, which is implemented by the Energy Charter Secretariat, spoke about the work of the group and the importance of this expert data collection, since both the country-state and international financial institutions have to operate with the same data on losses. In addition, the group evaluates the cost of restoring Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
Yuriy Kubrushko, the representative of IMEPOWER, commented on the approaches proposed by the Kyiv School of Economics and provided expert advice on the details for a more detailed assessment of losses related to SPPs and WPPs.
Also, a representative of the NPC “Ukrenergo” gave a report on the analytical method for recording NPC’s losses due to russian military actions, which allows combining data from separate databases, files and web services with the effective use of visual tools.
Roman Antoniv, a lawyer at GOLAW law firm, commented on this issue from a private law point of view, that is, on the scale of individual individuals and legal entities that suffered from rusian aggression, outside the general context of reparations to Ukraine, and outlined the mechanisms for individual lawsuits.
In its turn, the EUEA calls on RES producers to join the Kyiv School of Economics project and to submit data on damages and losses of renewable energy generating capacity as a result of russia’s war against Ukraine to the “Russia will pay” project.
This can be done by sending information to the EUEA office mail firstname.lastname@example.org or directly providing data to a representative of the Kyiv School of Economics team dealing with the energy sector at email@example.com