UNDP / UKRAINE WINTER ENERGY

16-Oct-2023 00:02:08
Two critical energy autotransformers have arrived in Ukraine, to help ensure power to over half a million people. UNDP
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STORY: UNDP / UKRAINE WINTER ENERGY
TRT: 02:08
SOURCE: UNDP
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

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SEPTEMBER 2023, PORT GDAŃSK, POLAND

1. Wide shot, autotransformer offloaded from ship
2. Wide shot, autotransformer loaded onto truck

OCTOBER 2023, UKRAINE

3. Wide shot, autotransformer transported by road
4. Wide shot, trucks with autotransformer

5 OCTOBER 2023, CENTRAL UKRAINE

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jaco Cilliers, UNDP Ukraine Resident Representative:
“Energy and power is really the backbone of any development within countries. So, this is really critical for Ukraine’s future and for the support to the development of Ukraine”
6. Wide shot, autotransformer on display
7. Various shots, UNDP Resident Representative, Jaco Cilliers, with Ukraine Minister of Energy, Herman Halushchenko, Ukraine’s national power company CEO, Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, and Japan Ambassador to Ukraine, Matsuda Kuninori
8. SOUNDBITE (English) UNDP Ukraine Resident Representative, Jaco Cilliers:
“This is bringing much needed help to people, children, for instance, who are going to school, who need to go to school, both in terms of energy, but also electricity, that they might have hospitals who need to restore their critical services to provide medical services and emergency support to people to reach treatment, water supplies, including heating.”

FEBRUARY 2022, KYIV OBLAST, UKRAINE / FILE

9. Wide shot, damaged house
10. Various shots, Ukrainian man chopping wood
11. Med shot, Ukrainian man transporting wood
12. Various shots, stove
13. Close up, Ukrainian man holding kerosene lamp
14. Various shots, damaged power plant
15. Med shot, UNDP personnel with power engineer
16. Various shots, damaged power plant
STORYLINE
Two critical energy autotransformers have arrived in Ukraine, to help ensure power to over half a million people.

As the onset of winter threatens freezing temperatures for war affected communities, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) delivered the high-power energy transformers to help ensure electricity in people's homes and in vital community infrastructure, such as hospitals, schools and businesses.

With Ukraine's power generation capacity slashed by around half in 2022 – including 42 out of 94 high-voltage transformers damaged or destroyed -the average household had to endure up to 5 weeks without power during the winter last year, sometimes in below freezing temperatures.

UNDP is the first international organization to procure and deliver two new autotransformers for Ukraine, with funding from the Government of Japan. In addition to keeping the power flowing and ensuring people can stay warm in the winter months, high-power autotransformers are also vital for maintaining essential utilities, such as water and sewage systems.
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