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18.10.2018

DTEK RES AND GE RENEWABLE ENERGY SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR PHASE II OF THE PRYMORSKA WIND FARM

On 17 October 2018 DTEK RES signed a contract with General Electric Renewable Energy to supply equipment for Phase II of the Prymorska wind farm with a capacity of 100 MW. GE Renewable Energy will supply and install 26 wind power turbines with unit capacity of 3.8 MW each by the end of 2019. This is the third wind project being realised by DTEK RES. When project is implemented, the company will have 400 MW of wind power assets under operation. “The development of renewable energy is a priority for DTEK. The company’s investments in the construction of wind and solar power plants exceed already EUR700 million. With this project DTEK confirms its status as one of the largest national investors in the renewable energy sector,” said Maksym Timchenko, CEO of DTEK. “This is the second project in wind generation, which we are implementing this year in collaboration with our partner General Electric.” Jerome Pecresse, President and CEO, GE Renewable Energy noted: “Today is an...

04.10.2018

NEW LAW TO IMPROVE INVESTMENT ATTRACTIVENESS OF RES FACILITIES

Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding the Investment Attractiveness of the Construction of Renewable Energy Facilities” (hereinafter “the Law”) passed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament) on 6 September 2018 entered into force on 4 October 2018  (http://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2517-viii). The Law improves certain norms of legislation to stimulate the development of renewable energy, in particular the production of electricity from wind energy. According to officials, the implementation of the law will help remove administrative barriers and increase the level of transparency of legislation in the regulation of urban planning and the development of alternative energy. According to the Ukrainian legislation, all buildings and structures are classified in 3 categories determined by their complexity, which consequently influences the procedure for obtaining construction permits: CC1 – lower class of consequences / insignificant...

30.09.2018

GLOBAL WIND SUMMIT 2018

Over 35,000 visitors from 100 countries came to Hamburg last week (September 25-28, 2018) for the largest business, networking and educational gathering of the entire wind energy industry. The Global Wind Summit consisted of two parts: WindEnergy Hamburg’s global on & offshore expo with more than 1,400 exhibitors and WindEurope’s global on & offshore conference. In parallel to the expo, over 50 conference sessions by 250 experts put attendees at the forefront of every aspect of the modern wind industry. Leading voices from policy, business and technology discussed the opportunities and challenges for wind in today’s changing world. The WindEurope 2018 Conference explored how wind energy would set to continue breaking new ground from four different angles: electrification, sector-coupling, digitalisation and other technology developments in wind, finance and the implications of an increasingly merchant environment - auctions, and corporate PPAs. Renewables are now 30%...

19.09.2018

MEMORANDUM WITH OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL INVESTMENT COUNCIL OF UKRAINE.

18 September 2018 the Ukrainian Wind Energy signed a Memorandum of partnership and cooperation with the Office of the National Investment Council of Ukraine. The Office of the National Investment Council of Ukraine and the UWEA have agreed to work together on reforming the renewable energy sector, to exchange information and experience, develop partnerships with RES representatives in other countries, jointly contribute to the development of alternative energy in Ukraine, and ensure that investors have all the information needed and can rely on support and assistance in implementation of their projects in Ukraine. Foreign companies, including investors, EPC contractors, and manufacturers of RE equipment have recently shown a strong interest in solar and wind sectors of Ukraine. “Such an active interest is explained by attractive RE legislation in Ukraine, high rate of “green” tariffs and sufficient renewable energy potential for the development and construction of...

15.09.2018

ENERGYCRIUSE’18

The first Ukrainian Energy Investment Night organised by A7 CONFERENCES took place on September 14, 2018 on board of Liner Rosa Victoria. The event gathered the leading Ukrainian and international financial institutions and the most active stakeholders of the Ukrainian energy market to discuss investment opportunities and prospects of the sector. Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board and Maria Barabash, President of A7 Capital, chaired the session “LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES FOR CHANGES IN THE STIMULATION OF ENERGY DEVELOPMENT”. Industry professionals, governmental society representatives expressed their opinions on the draft law on RE auctions in Ukraine including: Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Max Lebedev, Partner of the Law Firm GOLAW, Yuri Gnatyuk, Director of the State Enterprise “ENERGORYNOK”, Maksym Sysoev, Counsel of the Law Firm Dentons, Anton Gudachenko, Director of Energy Industry Relations...

13.09.2018

MEMORANDUM OF PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION SIGNED WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY AMBASADOR RUSLANA

Memorandum of Partnership and Cooperation between Public Union Ukrainian Wind Energy Association and Office of Renewable Energy Ambasador Ruslana Lyzhychko was signed on 13 September 2018. The memorandum identifies the main aspects of cooperation aimed at future sustainable development of the Ukrainian energy sector. The parties will promote the best world practice and experience in the use of renewables for  elelctricity generation in Ukraine. Addressing the UWEA members present at the official signing ceremony, People's Artist of Ukraine Ruslana underlined:  Modern wars are wars for energy resources and their locations; and war in Donbass is not an exception. You don’t need to fight for the sun and wind, there are no borders for them. There is also an on-going fight for the old (fossil fuel) energy system. A new, RE-based energy system should be created. It is necessary to fight back against fake information directed against renewables.” I highly appreciate...

04.09.2018

CONSTRUCTION OF WIND POWER PLANTS TO BE FACILITATED IN UKRAINE

On 4 September 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading draft law No. 8015 "On the Amendment of Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding Investment Attractiveness of the Construction of Renewable Energy Objects" (the "Draft Law"). The Draft Law aims at eliminating administrative barriers during the construction of wind power plants and enhancing investment attractiveness of the wind power sector of Ukraine. The Draft Law contemplates that a wind power plant can be assigned the insignificant consequence class (CC1), provided there is a positive conclusion of the relevant authority in charge of environmental impact assessment. In this event, it will be possible to commence construction woks following developer's notice on the commencement of construction works served on the relevant architectural and construction control authority. Commissioning of a wind power plant will be carried out upon registration of the declaration of readiness for commissioning submitted...

24.08.2018

DNISTROVSKAYA WIND POWER PLANT. EIA PUBLIC HEARINGS

On 23 August 2018 the public hearing to present potential environmental impacts of 150 MW Dnistrovskaya wind power plant were successfully held in 5 villages in Belgorod-Dmistrovskiy district, Odessa region. Local residents, representatives from the UWEA, a project development company and a company that conducted environmental impacts assessment participated in the events. Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board, presented the current state of wind energy sector in Ukraine and worldwide. The participants had the opportunity to see a film about modern wind power plants commissioned in Ukraine in the past 5 years, produced at the request of the UWEA. Construction of the first wind power plant in Odessa region - Ovid Wind 1 with installed capacity of 32.4 MW is being continued. The project is implemented by the Turkish company Güriş Inşaat ve Muhendislik A. Ş., a member of Güriş group of companies.

17.08.2018

PROSPECTS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN WESTERN UKRAINE

Discussions on the development of renewable energy facilities in the territory of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, namely, the possibilities of increasing the renewable energy capacities at the Burshtynska TPP Island took place in Lviv on 16 August 2018 in the premises of the Western power system company of the NEC “Ukrenergo”. The event was held with the participation of the representatives of the Fuel and Energy Complex and Energy Saving Department of Lviv Regional State Administration, the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, PJSC “Zakarpattyaoblenergo”, JSC “Prykarpattyaoblenergo”, PJSC “Lvivoblenergo” and companies that implement renewable energy projects in the Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions. At the opening of the meeting, Michail Gret, deputy director of the Fuel and Energy Complex and Energy Saving Department of Lviv Regional State Administration made a statement in which he stressed the importance of mountainous areas development: “Strategy for the...