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October 9, 2012
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USTDA SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO REDUCE POWER PLANT EMMISSIONS IN UKRAINE

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – Reducing emissions by modernizing power production in Ukraine is the goal of a U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant awarded to DTEK LLC (DTEK), a privately-owned Ukrainian power generation company. The feasibility study grant to DTEK will assist its efforts to determine the technical, economic and financial feasibility of a plan to construct an advanced ultra-supercritical 800 megawatt (MW) power plant unit to replace four existing 200MW outdated units.

DTEK owns majority stakes in companies that possess two thirds of the thermal power generation assets in Ukraine. DTEK will use the feasibility study to guide its investment in a new state-of-the-art unit, which would increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions. Implementation of the new facility will help DTEK provide lower-emission electricity more efficiently to the surrounding area and contribute to better air quality.

"Power plant modernization plans that utilize advanced technologies offer a solution to the dual challenges of economically reducing power plant emissions while significantly increasing power production to meet Ukraine's energy needs," stated Regional Director Geoffrey Jackson. "We are pleased to partner with DTEK in this endeavor."

The opportunity to conduct the USTDA-funded feasibility study for DTEK will be competed on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website. A link to the FBO announcement will be posted to USTDA's website at www.ustda.gov. Interested U.S. firms should submit proposals according to the instructions in the FBO announcement.

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

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