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11/17/2021 - VI Business & Legal Energy Forum

According to the last news, the energy sector through the international area including Ukraine has shown the vulnerability within the recent years.
How do government agencies and companies respond to such challenges in order to achieve energy independence? Will Ukraine retain its gas transportation potential? What can investors expect in alternative energy after the state fails to fulfill its obligations under the Memorandum of Understanding?
Opinions on these and other current issues and prospects of Ukrainian energy will be shared by participants of the VI Business & Legal Energy Forum, which will be held on November 17, 2021.

In focus:

• Energy security of Ukraine

• Functioning of the electricity market

• Energy disputes

Date: November 17,  2021
Time: 09:30–17:30
Venue: Kyiv, Premier Palace Hotel (T. Shevchenko Blvd. / Pushkinska St., 5-7, Kyiv) / Online
Organizer: Legal Practice Publishing

Program and registration: https://pravo.ua/event/energy2021

Contacts:
Natalia Bulko, ticket sales
(067) 238-83-08, e-mail: n.bulko@pravo.ua
Anatoliy Gvozdetsky, forum coordinator
(096) 372-49-69, e-mail: a.gvozdetsky@pravo.ua
Victoria Cherkasova, event manager
(097) 616-76-19, e-mail: v.cherkasova@pravo.ua

ENERGY WEEK BLACK SEA

On 28-30th September 2021, the high-level international investment conference Energy Week Black Sea will take place in a hybrid format: offline in Bucharest, Romania and online.

UWEA is the Knowledge Partner of this event and we hope to meet you at the conference.

The Energy Week brings together government authorities, local energy companies from Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, and Turkey, as well as IFIs, DFIs, and foreign private investors to discuss RES policies for the energy transition, financing renewable energy, solar & storage, on & offshore wind, green hydrogen, regional interconnection and much more. 

Kateryna Knysh, Head of Analytical Department, will perform with presentation “Prospects of offshore wind power development in Ukraine: current and future steps”.

Learn more on the event’s official website: https://www.bsenergyweek.com/

Contact the organizers at info@investinnet.com

CORPORATE RENEWABLE PPAs: EU’s EXPERIENCE AND UKRAINE’s PERSPECTIVES

The corporate renewable PPA means a long-term bilateral agreement for purchase of electricity concluded between a RES producer and a business entity as a corporate buyer (off-taker). According to BloombergNEF in 2020 the global corporate PPA volume reached 23.7 GW which is much higher compared to the previous years: 20.1 GW in 2019 and 13.6 GW in 2018.

In Ukraine the application of the corporate renewable PPA has not been possible so far, due to the existed feed-in tariff support scheme and regulatory restrictions on the electricity market. Due to the expiry of the feed-in tariffs for new plants commissioned after 2022 as well as with regards to the Ukraine’s commitments to cut its carbon emissions, corporate PPAs offer new prospects for developing and implementing the RES projects in Ukraine. Thanks to PPAs, investors and “green” power producers have the opportunity to cushion the power price risks and to stabilize long-term investment and therefore make small and large projects bankable.

For this reason, on 13 September 2021 the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA) jointly with Sayenko Kharenko host the international webinar devoted to corporate renewable PPAs. During the webinar, high level experts will present the experience of Poland, Germany and other EU countries and consider the amendments to Ukrainian legislation necessary for application of such a new RES support scheme.

Main issues to be discussed:

  • What is a corporate PPA and main rules for their applications for the RES projects?
  • The experience of application of the corporate renewable PPA in Poland, Germany and in EU.
  • What are the main restrictions for applications of the corporate renewable PPA in Ukraine?
  • What amendments to the laws of Ukraine are required for application of the corporate renewable PPAs?
  • Financing corporate renewable PPAs: view of the EBRD?
  • What are the peculiarities for determination of the electricity prices under the corporate PPAs for RES?

AGENDA

The webinar will run on Zoom online platforme. Language: English / Ukrainian (with simultaneous translation).

The webinar is free of charge. Registration is required

* Please note that the organizers will stop the registration immediately after confirming the maximum possible number of participants.

Webinar “Construction & Maintenance of Wind Farm Infrastructure”

No wind power project can be successfully implemented without the construction of the appropriate infrastructure and its further maintenance, which is an integral part of any wind power project and directly linked to the operation of the wind farm as a whole. Wind farm infrastructure includes, inter alia, the external and internal electrical networks, overhead power lines, substations and/or transformers, underground cables etc. Specialized service and design companies are responsible for the construction (installation) and maintenance of such energy infrastructure facilities.

Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (the UWEA) is pleased to announce its third webinar in the 2021 series focusing on both theoretical and practical aspects of national wind power development.

On July 20, 2021, the UWEA will host a webinar “Construction & Maintenance of Wind Farm Infrastructure” which combines the relevant knowledge and experience of such UWEA’s Member Companies as EDS, LLC “Communication and construction company” and Electroservice-Yug LLC.

The one-hour webinar will answer the following questions:

1. What is the experience of companies at all stages of design and construction of power facilities and electrical networks? How important is the role of modern technology and an integrated approach to the success of the project?

2. What are the features of installation, maintenance and reconstruction of electrical networks and substations?

3. How to minimize the number of reconstructions of electrical networks and substations?

4. What is the level of procurement and operation of equipment of domestic and foreign production?

5. What are the features of commercial and technical electricity metering systems?

6. What is the role of service personnel in performing various design and service activities?

The speakers of the webinar are high-class design and construction professionals for both power generation and distribution companies:

1. Oleksiy Zorin, Project Manager, EDS Ukraine

2. Vadym Lievienberg, CEO, LLC “Communication and construction company”

3. Andriy Chuhayev, Technical director, Electroservice-Yug LLC

Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board and Vice President of the WWEA will moderate the discussion.

The participation in the UWEA’s webinar “Construction & Maintenance of Wind Farm Infrastructure” will provide an opportunity not only to get acquainted with the full range of services of the UWEA’s Member Companies, but also to choose a high-qualified service company that is especially suitable for your wind power project.

The working language of the webinar – Ukrainian.

Don’t waste your time, be the first in our registration form: https://forms.gle/nUX2vegQyRvNZj8G8

WIND POWER FINANCE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT IN LONDON

CONNECTING EUROPEAN ON & OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS WITH CAPITAL

The Ukrainian Wind Energy Association is a proud partner of the

2021 Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit which will hold in London!

With nearly 10-years’ experience in solar and storage finance and investment, Solar Media brings network of highly experienced and senior lenders and investors to the wind sector. Dedicated content looking at both offshore and onshore opportunity will ensure a fantastic opportunity for projects and money to meet. Solar Media’s inaugural Wind Finance & Investment conference in London, will discuss how the market plans to meet recent EU & UK offshore commitments and how best to invest the estimated €7bn needed to reach the 2050 targets.

Wind Power Finance & Investment will be different in 2021 as we exit the covid19 period. The event will be split between both a live event and a small number of pre-conference virtual workshops, enabling you to connect with the hottest regional markets across Europe. As well as individual market content, you will hear about how PPAs are evolving, what institutional investors are looking for, when storage will reach a tipping point for long term investors, and much, much more.

Download the full agenda: https://go.pardot.com/l/83602/2021-06-10/h68mnl         

What to expect from the event?

  • A spotlight on Wind Power
  • 500+ attendees, all board and director level and ready to do business
  • Best-in-class solution providers: from OEMs to technical advisory, financial services, law firms and more
  • Forward-thinking content based on nearly a decade of experience of working with renewable finance professionals
  • The marketplace for projects to find money
  • Networking and learning opportunities designed by a team with deep renewables sector expertise

With more networking opportunities than ever before, both virtually and in-person, find out more: https://bit.ly/3gQZzXi

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Established in 2006, Solar Media Ltd is a business-to-business media company specialising in the provision of digital news, business intelligence, print publishing and high-quality events to serve the needs of the solar, energy storage, electric vehicle, hydrogen and now wind sector. Incorporating wind events into its established portfolio in 2021 is part of сompangy’s ongoing strategy to be the No. 1 media platform in the renewable energy industry.

The 12th International Ukrainian Energy Forum of the Adam Smith Institute

This year’s Forum will focus on the progress made by the government in establishing domestic energy independence via the signing of eight new PSAs, developing a fully-fledged domestic market for gas and electricity, and integrating Ukraine into the European energy market.

The Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Herman Haluschenko, will be giving a keynote speech on 14th July at Parkovy Congress & Exhibition Centre in Kyiv.

The Minister will also be joined by honourable guests George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the United States Department of State and Remi Duflot, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

We are also honoured that the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal will be opening the Ukrainian Energy Forum with a keynote address.

The speaker faculty, composed of 70+ top-level decision-makers, will discuss current plans and efforts to modernise the Ukrainian energy system, as well as the next milestones that need to be reached to ensure the effective collaboration of all stakeholders.

Meet the first speakers joining the line-up for the Ukrainian Energy Forum:

  • Andriy Gerus, Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
  • Janez Kopač, Director, The Energy Community
  • Roman Opimakh, Chairman, State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine
  • Maxim Timchenko, CEO, DTEK
  • Victor Gladun, CEO, JKX Oil&Gas
  • Oleg Nykonorov, CEO, Regional Gas Company
  • Maris Kunickis, CEO, DTEK Renewables
  • Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Chairman of the Management Board, Ukrenergo
  • Sergiy Makogon, General Manager, Gas TSO of Ukraine
  • Dale Perry, Managing Partner, ERU
  • Igor Schurov, General Director, DTEK Oil&Gas
  • Ihor Syrota, CEO, Ukrhydroenergo

VIEW THE FULL LIST OF CONFIRMED SPEAKERS TO DATE

Next month the Forum will bring together around 80 speakers and 400 attendees, providing the leading platform for domestic and international decision-makers to have practical discussions about new opportunities for the business, industry and international community. 

Among the new discussion topics this year:

  • Energy security in the context of NS2 developments
  • Developing LNG partnerships
  • Domestic retail gas market functioning under the new annual contracts
  • Regional Gas Hubs and GTSO of Ukraine’s strengths and opportunities
  • Building a business case for hydrogen
  • Tapping into the reserves on the Black Sea shelf and Yuzivska field
  • PECs as a way to tackle depleted and mature fields in Western Ukraine
  • Facilitating investment into upstream through the presidential Law on State Support for Investment Projects

Electricity Focus Day:

  • Addressing historical feed-in-tariff debt in the power market and future financing of renewable energy projects
  • Development perspectives onshore and offshore Wind farms
  • Large-scale commercial energy storage projects
  • Modernisation and privatization of distribution assets (DSOs)

On July 16, 2021, Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board and Vice President of the WWEA, will moderate the session “Unlocking the potential of onshore and offshore wind farms”.

VIEW THE EVENT PROGRAMME

We hope to see you either in Kyiv or online next week!

If you have any enquiries or suggestions do not hesitate to contact Anna Kuzminskaya: +380 63 7673207 A.Kuzminskaya@adamsmithconferences.com

For detailed information and registration follow the link >>  http://www.adamsmithconferences.com/EUC017mUWEAhen

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WEBINAR “OFFSHORE WIND FARMS IN THE BLACK SEA: TURKEY & UKRAINE”

With every passing year, wind energy becomes increasingly used to meet the growing demand for reliable and environmentally friendly energy sources. In the world that is actively implementing the “green” energy transition, wind energy is considered the safest and most environmentally friendly renewable energy source (RES). In addition, it has proved to be the most resilient in the post-COVID-19 reality and new living environment. The global installed wind capacity reached 32,500 MW in late 2020. Today, 162 offshore wind farms, powered by ocean and sea energy, already generate “green” electricity worldwide, while а total of 10 000 MW capacities (26 offshore WPPs) is being build globally.

Both Ukraine and Turkey are those countries of the Black Sea region that have considerable natural and technical potential for developing offshore wind projects, which will scale up the benefits of wind energy technology, and renewable energy in general.

According to the World Bank, the technical potential of offshore wind power in the Black Sea basin reaches 435 GW, half of which accounts for Ukraine’s maritime territory. The report also indicates that 70 GW offshore wind power potential of 13 GW fixed; 57 GW floating is feasible in Turkish maritime territory.

The technical potential of offshore wind power in shallow areas of the Ukrainian waters seems as no less promising and reaches 250 GW, which, in turn, could stimulate the launching of “green” hydrogen industry in Ukraine. However, both these markets require significant amendments to the current legislation as well as the adoption of new one.

Symbolically, on Global Wind Day, June 15, 2021, the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association and the Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association, hold a joint international webinar “Offshore Wind Farms in the Black Sea: Turkey and Ukraine”. Leading experts from Turkey and Ukraine will reveal the full range of maritime potential of their countries, necessary for the deployment of offshore wind capacities. Mr. Andriy Konechenkov, the Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, and Dr. Murat Durak, Chairman of Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association will open the webinar. Our information partner – GetMarket, Platform for renewable energy investments.

Within the two parts of the webinar, the speakers will cover a wide range of thematic issues:

1. Offshore wind potential in Turkey

  • Offshore Wind Power Potential of Turkey

Bilgihan Yaşacan, (Member of the Board, Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association)

  • Local Manufacturing Possibilities for Offshore Wind Turbine in Turkey: Ports and Maritime Sector

Ahmet Paksu, (Deputy Chairman, Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association)

  • Floating Wind Turbines: A Good Solution for Black Sea

Ersin Şekerci, (Deputy Chairman, Turkish Offshore Wind Energy Association)

  • Offshore wind strategy in Turkey

Mark Leybourne, (Senior Energy Specialist Offshore Wind at The World Bank)

2. Offshore wind potential in Ukraine

  • Offshore Wind Power Potential of Ukraine

Kateryna Knysh, (Head of analytical department of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association)

  • Legislative practical steps to implement offshore wind energy in Ukraine

Marta Halabala, (Senior Associate, Asters Law Firm)

  • Ukrainian Black Sea shelf offshore wind concept

Maxim Ganzha (Offshore wind farm project manager, Naftogaz-Vuglesyntezgaz)

  • Offshore wind power and “green” hydrogen: expending boundaries for Ukraine’s generating capacity

Oleksandr Riepkin, (President of the Ukrainian Hydrogen Council)

The webinar will run in Microsoft Teams!

The webinar’s language — English. 

Registration

 

Keep your hand on the pulse

Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, not only provide humankind with the cleanest and most sustainable energy, but have already become the most affordable and cheapest energy sources in the world. Wind energy is a frontrunner of the global green energy transition and wrestler against climate change. Renewables have demonstrated their strong resilience to the current global challenges including COVID-19 pandemic. The efficiency of modern wind turbines and the availability of wind power resource at the local level make wind technologies competitive to fossil fuel ones, which are still imported to both, EU countries and Ukraine.

The improvement and lowered cost of wind technologies facilitate their usage in the market conditions. This trend can be found in many countries around the world, where wind technologies have become widespread. In 2019 the Ukrainian wind power sector surpassed 1 GW installed capacity. It remains critically important to undertake further steps. The growing urgency of shifting to a low carbon economy in line with Ukraine’s international commitments, the need of decommissioning obsolete nuclear units and phasing out of coal-fired generation within the foreseeable future, create favorable  preconditions for the large-scale deployment of wind power in the country.

The annual conference of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association 2021 is dedicated to an expert discussion on further development of the national wind power industry in transition from feed-in tariff to market-based conditions. The UWEA’s annual event is supported by the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine and the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine. International Partner of the Conference is WindEurope, General Sponsor - Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

Be all ears and hear the voice of industry

State authorities, national stakeholders including wind manufacturers and developers of wind projects will discuss further wind development in Ukraine after 2022, the year in which no new wind or solar power plants could apply for “green” tariff. The list of key speakers includes Acting Minister of Energy of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Vyacheslav Shapovalov, MP’s of Ukraine, Chairman of the Management Board of NPC Ukrenergo Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Director of the SE Guaranteed Buyer Kostyantyn Petrykovets, Acting Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gura as well as representatives of Vestas, Nordex, GE and international experts from IEA, Energy Community, Bloomberg NEF and Wood Mackenzie.

Get inspired and make your market better

During 2021 UWEA’s wind event, a top-class expert will talk openly on industry's hottest topics. Panelists will cover a wide range of issues, from the role of wind power in sustainable development of Ukraine and Europe, market - based initiatives for further successful wind development to “green” hydrogen technologies. Have a look at the programme to choose the best session for you!

Be right on time

2021 UWEA’s wind conference awaits you from April 20 to 21, 2021 from 10:00 to 13:00  (EET).

Conference languages – Ukrainian and English (with simultaneous translation).

Don’t waste you time!

 

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ENERGY WEEK UZBEKISTAN 2019: 3-DAY EVENT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR OF UZBEKISTAN

The event is held under direct patronage of the Government of Uzbekistan

We would like to inform that a UK-based consulting company, Invest in Network, is the organizer of a high level energy specific event in Uzbekistan, which will take place in Tashkent on September 25-27. Energy Week Uzbekistan is held under the auspices of the Government of Uzbekistan and has the official support of the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade.

Energy Week Uzbekistan 2019 is a 3-day conference with Governmental representatives and senior level participation from the leading energy organizations globally. Uzbekistan has a great potential in the field of solar, thermal, hydro and wind power, and the event will serve as an unprecedented opportunity to open up all the potential the country has and uncover the country’s whole electric power industry with mix of generating sources and strong focus on renewable energy as well as transmission and distribution networks.

The agenda of the event is quite diverse, starting from discussion of new and potential construction and modernization projects, fields of investments in the energy sector of the country up to highlight of international expertise. The event also envisages a one-day technical visit.

Event venue: International Hotel Tashkent.

You may request the full programme directly on the event’s web page: https://uzenergyweek.com/

For general and registration enquiries please write to: info@investinnet.com

UWEA members can now benefit from 10% discount when registering for the event with the code UWEA_UZ2019.