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The German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership

Germany and Ukraine work jointly on enhancing energy efficiency, promoting modernisation of the electric power and heating systems and expanding the use of renewable energy. The Energy Partnership addresses vital issues such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and transforming the energy sector.

We provide a platform for a bilateral political dialogue, foster cooperation in the energy sector and develop projects for implementing energy transition in Ukraine and Germany.

Facts & Figures


Germany and Ukraine are among the 10 most populated countries in Europe. Ukraine is also the largest state whose borders lie entirely within Europe.


Ukraine: Eurostat, Weltbank 2019
Germany: Eurostat, INSEE 2019

Total Final Energy Consumption

The energy intensity of the Ukrainian economy is three to four times higher than the average in the European Union. Industry and commerce consume more than 40% of energy sources. Energy efficiency and rational use of energy is one of the main directions of Ukraine's "green" energy transition and remains a constant priority of the Government. Germany is among the countries with the highest energy efficiency.


Ukraine: IEA 2017
Germany: IEA 2017

CO₂ Emissions per Capita

Ukraine and Germany have pledged themselves to reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions as well as to other climate commitments under the Paris Agreement. Ukraine is putting efforts into reducing its primary energy and carbon intensity in order to correspond to the average of the 27 countries of the European Union.

t CO2/capita
t CO2/capita

Ukraine: IEA 2017
Germany: IEA 2018

Share of RES generation (of gross electricity generation)

As a leading country of energy transition, Germany is sharing its lessons learned with Ukraine and supporting it with recommendations on the integration of the renewable energy sources into the system and power grids. Considering the good geographical conditions for wind and solar energy in the south of the country, the Ukrainian government is actively working on increasing the renewable energy generation.

8.7 %
42.1 %


Clean Energy Goals for 2050

Ukraine and Germany have set themselves ambitious energy transition targets. Ukraine has significant natural potential for a "green" transition and is fully capable to reach 70% share of renewable energy sources in electricity production by 2050. Interim goals are set at 25% by 2035. Germany aims to reach at least 80% share of renewable energy in electricity supply by 2050 and up to 45% by 2025.

70 %
80 %

About the Energy Partnership

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The German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership (EP) provides a general framework for political dialogue in the energy sector on both sides to make cooperation on energy and climate issues even more effective.

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What we can do for you

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Support Political Dialogue

The German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership is a platform supporting a high-level intergovernmental dialogue on energy matters. We prepare and facilitate high-level meetings. We organize the exchange between relevant institutions in Germany and Ukraine.

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Promote Best-Practice Exchange

Nobody is forced to repeat the mistake of the other. To learn from one another is therefore key to the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership. We arrange and accompany expert delegations. We organize workshops and trainings-on-the-job. All for the sake of promoting what is already there: best-practice.

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Connect Business and Politics

We build bridges between politics and business, facilitate access to decision-makers and help you make your position being heard in the partnership countries.

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Enhance Energy Transition Communication

Clear communication translates undertakings into understanding. As ambassadors of the energy transition we communicate the Energiewende through various channels. Here and there. Online and offline.

“The signing of the Joint Declaration of Intent marks the beginning of a new level of dialogue between Ukraine and Germany in the energy sector.”

Olha Buslavets
First Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine


After months of preparation on both sides, 2020 marks the official starting point for the Energy Partnership. With the signing of the Joint Declaration of Intent on August 26, Germany and Ukraine obliged to enhance the bilateral partnership and practical cooperation in the energy sector.

16 September 2021

Just Transition: Second Mission of Special Envoy Stanislaw Tillich to Ukraine

13 September 2021 Signing

High-level delegation visit to Ukraine led by State Secretary Andreas Feicht

08 December 2020

First German-Ukrainian Energy Day


08 December 2020

The 1st German-Ukrainian Energy Day

On 26 August 2020, Ukraine and Germany signed a Joint Declaration on the establishment of the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership, which marks the beginning of a new level of dialogue and cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector.

The 1st German-Ukrainian Energy Day, which will take place online on 8-9 December 2020, is the first public event to present the main directions of future cooperation and discuss current issues in the energy sector.

German-Ukrainian Energy Day is the central annual event within the framework of the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership, bringing together representatives from politics, business and the expert environment of both countries to exchange experiences and to further develop and deepen economic and political cooperation.

The 1st German-Ukrainian Energy Day is a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine (Minenergo).


15 March 2021

BETD Side Event “Is coal coming to an end? Structural changes for a decarbonized future” on 15 March 2021

In a virtual panel discussion, representatives from five countries discussed options of a coal phase-out and exchanged views on challenges and opportunities of the energy transition. 

In light of the international ambitions to stop climate change and reduce coal combustion, five high-level panelists from yet coal-dependent countries discussed possibilities to reduce the role of coal in the respective energy systems. The discussion was opened by Andreas Feicht, State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. He was joined on the panel by Nasrul Hamid, State Minister of the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources of Bangladesh, Francisco Javier López, State Secretary of the Chilean Energy Ministry, Vivek Kumar Dewangan, Deputy State Secretary of the Indian Ministry of Power, and Valentyna Moskalenko, Adviser to the Ukrainian Prime Minister.

During the event, the speakers took a stand to different opinions expressed by stakeholders from civil society, local policy and business that were shown in short video clips. More than 120 participants followed the discussion and contributed questions on coal phase-out from different perspectives. The two-hour event provided insights into the ambitions towards decarbonization in the represented countries and showed innovative approaches towards a just transition.

The panel discussion was moderated by Sandra Retzer, Head of Department Funding Programmes at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The event was conducted by the Energy Partnership Chile-Alemania, the Indo-German Energy Forum IGEF and the German-Ukrainian Energy Partnership and took place as an official side event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2021.


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Media Elements


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Survey Results: German Business Perspective on Hydrogen Projects in Ukraine

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Посібник для України: "Трансформація системи теплопостачання. Частина В: Трансформація теплопостачання, заходи для муніципальних будівель і практичні приклади"

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Посібник для України: "Трансформація системи теплопостачання. Частина В: Заходи для муніципальних будівель та практичні приклади"

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Посібник для України: "Трансформація системи теплопостачання. Частина Б: Каталог заходів"

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An Initiative by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The central task of the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is to reinvigorate the social market economy, stay innovative in the long term and strengthen the social fabric in Germany.

Ministry of Energy of Ukraine

The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine is the main body in the system of central government responsible for realization of electric power-generating state policies; nuclear-industrial, and oil-gas complexes often referred simply as the Fuel-Energy Complex.

Implemented by

German Energy Agency GmbH

dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As the "Agency for the Applied Energy Transition" we contribute to the attainment of energy and climate policy objectives. The Agency’s efforts are dealing with all energy consumption sectors.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) provides international cooperation services for sustainable development and international education work. It is dedicated to building a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas and works in more than 120 countries.

In Cooperation with

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

The Ministry is responsible for a range of government policies that are reflected in the name of the ministry itself. The ministry has been working over 30 years now to protect the public from environmental toxins and radiation and to establish an intelligent and efficient use of raw materials.

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Founded in 1961, the Ministry works to encourage economic development within Germany and in other countries. It cooperates with international organizations involved in development including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and the United Nations.

The German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Ukraine)

The German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Ukraine) was founded in Kyiv in 2016 and since then has been supporting its member companies in their international business as an important platform for bilateral economic exchange.

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