Ukraine's dependence on energy imports from Russia was one of the key factors influencing Ukrainian politics. However, after the conflict between Ukraine and Russia broke out and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement signed in 2014, Kyiv declared its course on diversifying energy supplies aimed at achieving better energy security.

The increase in domestic energy production, energy-saving measures, green tariffs and enhanced transparency within the tender process present new opportunities for energy actors in one of the biggest energy markets in Eastern Europe.

Statoil was the first Norwegian company to supply gas to Ukraine in 2014-2015. At the same time, new feed-in tariffs attract international companies to invest in renewables in Ukraine.

NUPI and Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce invite Norwegian and Ukrainian leading experts on energy to share their views on the recent changes in the Ukrainian petroleum and renewable energy markets and their influence on the political and business climate.


  • 08.30–09.00:  Registration – coffee and sandwiches
  • 09.00–09.05:  Words of Welcome by Indra Øverland, Head of NUPI´s Energy Programme and Anatolii Kyryliuk, Project Manager – Energy, NUCC.
  • 09.05–09.15:  “Eurointegration as the Need of Energy Independence”, Oleksii Riabchyn, Member of Parliament, Head of the Subcommittee on Energy Efficiency of the Energy Committee.
  • 09.15–09.25:  “Ukrainian Renewable Energy Market Overview”, Yuriy Katser, KPMG
  • 09.25–09.35:  “Business Climate in the Ukrainian Energy Sector: Challenges and Opportunities”, Roman Vakulchuk, NUPI
  • 09.35–09.45:  “Experience with Doing Business in the Ukrainian Energy Sector: Update on Current Projects and Investment Climate in Ukraine”, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), Amund Beitnes, Senior Investment Manager, NEFCO.
  • 09.45–09.55:  "Energy Farm in Ukraine – Experience with Bioenergy Development in Ukraine", Erik Eid Hohle, Managing director at "Energigården"
  • 09.55–10.05:  "Experience with the Natural Gas Market Development in Ukraine", Oleg Prokhorenko, CEO at UkrGasVydobuvannya (UGV)
  • 10.05-10.50:  Panel debate with the speakers and Q&As
  • 10.50–11.00:  Sum-up & way forward

Moderator for the event is Øyvind Nordsletten.