EU opens new rescEU energy hub in Poland
Today, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, and the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, have visited and opened the new rescEU energy hub in Poland that will act as a logistical centre for delivering emergency energy assistance to Ukraine.
The EU has awarded €114 million to Poland for purchasing generators to be part of this rescEU energy reserve. As a first step, 1,000 new generators from the rescEU reserve in Poland will be delivered to Ukraine, which comes on top of the 1,400 generators and millions of energy items already offered via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
The EU hub will allow international partners and the private sector to help channel their donations. The EU will fully finance the transport of supplies from the hub to Ukraine.
The hub is used to deliver power generators to Ukraine, helping the country sustain electricity supply in the midst of Russia's deliberate attacks on its energy infrastructure. These EU-channelled generators range from small sizes capable of powering single households, to much larger models suitable for keeping public buildings and vital community services running such as hospitals and central heating points.
Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, said: “By opening the new rescEU energy hub for other donors, we can help boost energy donations for Ukraine in its darkest hour. I want to thank Poland for stepping up and taking the lead. Since day one of the war, we have worked hand in hand with the Polish authorities to ensure rapid and organised delivery of life-saving aid from across Europe to Ukraine.”
(For more information: Miriam Garcia Ferrer - Tel.: +32 2 299 90 75; Daniel Puglisi - Tel.: +32 2 296 91 40)