Alectra provides $50,000 to assist in Ukrainian electricity grid restoration

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CaDCR staff writer

Alectra is providing $50,000 through the Ukraine World Congress’ “Energize Ukraine Fund to help transport and install electrical equipment from North American suppliers to Ukraine. The equipment will be used to supply electricity to schools, kindergartens, and hospitals in the cities of Kremenchuk, Chernihiv and Kharkiv.

Funding will help Energize Ukraine pay for circuit breakers, solar panels and other essential equipment donated by various companies and organizations from across North America to Ukrainian utilities.

“These funds will assist Ukrainian utilities that are coping with the severe damage that is happening to the electricity grid that supplies power to essential civic services, like hospitals and schools,” said Brian Bentz, president and CEO, Alectra Inc. “Working with the Ukrainian World Congress we can help get this equipment delivered overseas and in service as quickly as possible, to provide electricity in locations where it is needed the most.”

Energize Ukraine is a global initiative working to help Ukraine rebuild the energy infrastructure destroyed by Russia’s missile attacks. Over 50 per cent of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure has been damaged, leaving citizens without electricity, heat, and water last winter. Next winter is around the corner, and Energize Ukraine is urging the world to prepare now.

“When considering donating equipment to Ukraine through Energize Ukraine, North American utilities want to be sure their equipment will be delivered safely and will make a change in the Ukrainian electricity grid. Having partners like Alectra helps us not only deliver the equipment but also attract more donations,” said Paul Grod, president of the Ukrainian World Congress. “The support Alectra provides makes us hopeful that Ukrainian utilities will be equipped to face the winter season with more resilience and capacity.”

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