The rescEU energy hub has started operating in Poland. It will become a logistics center to deliver emergency energy assistance to Ukraine.
The opening of the hub on January 26 was attended by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič and Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, the EU Diplomatic Service reports.
“The hub will be used to deliver power generators to Ukraine, helping the country maintain power supply in the midst of Russia’s deliberate attacks on its energy infrastructure,” the statement said.
Small generators will be capable of powering single households, and larger models will be suitable for keeping public buildings and vital services running, such as hospitals and central heating points.
The EU has awarded €114 million to Poland for purchasing generators to be part of the rescEU energy reserve. As a first step, 1,000 new generators from the rescEU reserve in Poland will be delivered to Ukraine. This comes on top of the 1,400 generators already provided via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
The hub will allow international partners and the private sector to channel assistance to Ukraine, while the EU will fully fund the transportation of the supplies.
Editor: Oleksandr Ivanov