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22.11.2018

III UKRAINIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY FORUM ’18

From November 19 to 21, 2018 Kyiv hosted Ukrainian Energy Week'18 which became the platform for discussion of the actual issues of the energy sector. Ukraine has all the possibilities to be an energy independent country with a matured renewable energy and energy efficiencies sectors – this is the main outcome of the event organized by A7 CONFERENCES. III Ukrainian Renewable Energy Forum’18 took place on the second day of the Ukrainian Energy Week. UWEA was a co-organizer of the special session devoted to the wind energy sector of Ukraine and information partner of the Ukrainian Energy Week'18. Managing Company “Wind Parks of Ukraine” LLC was a sponsor of the session “Wind Power in Ukraine”, the main topics of which included current status of wind development in Ukraine and the experience of foreign companies involved in national wind power sector. Switching from the “green” tariff system to the auctions was the focus of the discussion. In his opening address Sergiy...

15.11.2018

MEMORANDUM WITH INTERNATIONAL TURKISH UKRAINIAN BUSINESSMEN ASSOCIATION

On November 15, 2018 in Kyiv, IPO International Turkish Ukrainian Businessmen Association signed a Memorandum on Partnership and Cooperation with PU Ukrainian Wind Energy Association. The following areas of mutual cooperation were identified by the parties: exchange of information, experience and materials on attracting investments and creation of a favorable investment climate; joint identification of barriers to the implementation of wind technologies in Ukraine and potential solutions; facilitating activities of Turkish and Ukrainian companies interested in implementing  joint wind projects in Ukraine; development of effective partnership in wind power sphere between representatives of the electricity sectors of Ukraine and Turkey.

14.11.2018

III LEGAL ENERGY FORUM

What is the volume of investment expected in Ukraine after the Law of Ukraine comes into force amending certain legislative acts of Ukraine regulating the construction of renewable energy objects and will it help attract more investments, the law has been passed on October 4, 2018? How will changes in the EBRD strategy affect the Ukrainian energy sector? Will Ukraine manage to keep its gas transit potential? How competitive are Ukrainian energy markets? The participants of the III Legal Energy Forum shared their vision of current problems and the future of the Ukrainian energy sector hold in Kyiv on 14 November 2018. This year's event conducted by Yuridicheskaya Practika for the third consecutive year, was held with the support of the National Association of Advocates of Ukraine and the information support of UWEA; the law firm Asters traditionally became a general partner.   The third session of the III Legal Energy Forum was devoted to current issues and legal aspects of...

07.11.2018

7th TURKISH WIND ENERGY CONGRESS

On November 5-6, 2018, Ankara hosted the 7th Turkish Wind Energy Congress TWEC 2018, organized by the Turkish Wind Energy Association - TUREB. About 2000 participants including representatives from Ministers of the Republic of Turkey, state and international institutions, wind manufacturers and wind energy companies were engaged in knowledge exchange, thought-leadership and debate in order to further the Turkish wind industry’s success. The agenda of the two-day congress included a wide range of issues and challenges facing the sector, from development plans for the next 5-10 years, further support for the national wind energy industry to holding auctions and financing. Over the past 12 years, Turkish wind energy sector has achieved significant success - from 50 MW of wind power capacity in 2006 to over 7 GW - by mid of 2018. About 3 GW are now under construction. The plans for further wind development in Turkey, adopted by the government are quite ambitions - to reach at least 16...

02.11.2018

LVIV’S 18TH INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM

Lviv’s 18th International Economic Forum (LIEF) – the driving force behind Ukraine’s “industrial revolution” – took place in the Western Ukrainian capital on 1 and 2 November 2018. The international conference focused on the future of economic development was organised by the Lviv Regional State Administration. For 18 consecutive years, LIEF brought together state and regional representatives, investors, business leaders, diplomats, bankers, and representatives from international institutions and associations for discussion of the important issues related to the economic development and state building process. The Forum featured several panel discussions on Ukraine’s modern economic policy, agro business development and export, renewable energy sources and energy saving. Other topics included professional HR, tourism infrastructure and industry hub. During the plenary session "The Power of Wind - Driving Force of the Energy Independence", chaired by Andriy Konechenkov,...

30.10.2018

FIVE LEADING PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS SUPPORT THE FUTURE CHANGES IN THE STATE AID FOR «GREEN» GENERATION IN UKRAINE

On 30 October 2018, the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, the Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy, Bioenergy Association of Ukrainian, Ukrainian Hydrogen Council and Association of Solar Energy signed a Memorandum to express their joint position on proposed changes in the state aid system for “green” energy sector of Ukraine. Leaders of these associations believe that new support system through implementing auctions will create transparent conditions for further RE capacities development and growth and help to avoid additional financial burden on electricity market of Ukraine.  Draft law No 8449 and seven alternative drafts on introduction of auctions in RE sector of Ukraine were registered in the Verkhovna  Rada of Ukraine. Joint proposals of the RE market players on the key issues of the relevant drafts are reflected in the text of the Memorandum. Its main provisions include: Auctions will be introduced beginning from 2020, and will be carried out twice a...

30.10.2018

WIND TURBINE WITH LARGEST ROTOR DIAMETER IN UKRAINE WAS INSTALLED IN KHERSON REGION

On 29 October 2018 installation of the first wind turbine V 136 with unit capacity of 3, 6 MW was completed at the Overyanovska wind farm. The project is realised by a company Vindkraft Ukraina in the southern part of Kherson region of Ukraine. This modern wind turbine of the Danish origin has the largest rotor diameter among wind turbines ever installed in Ukraine - 136 m, while the length of each blade is 66,7 m. A total of 19 such “giants” will be installed at the Overyanovska Wind Farm. 266 million kWh of environmentally sound electricity is expected to be generated, which is enough to supply 44 300 households with electricity. In addition, 264 thousand tons of CO2 emission will be saved due to “green” electricity generation. “It is remarkable that it was our company – Vindkraft Ukraina - which, in nowadays faraway 2011, installed the first 3 MW class wind turbine in Ukraine. Yesterday we installed a wind turbine with the largest rotor diameter in Ukraine to date,...

26.10.2018

PUBLIC CONSULTATION FOR THE EBRD ENERGY SECTOR STRATEGY 2019-2023

Public consultation meeting on EBRD’s new Draft Energy Sector Strategy 2019-2023 (hereinafter – Strategy) was held in Kyiv on 25 October 2018. The event was organised by the EBRD for relevant civil society organisations and selected private sector clients in the EBRD’s countries of operation. The consultation meeting aimed at providing an opportunity for stakeholders to express their views and provide input for the preparation of the Strategy. The Strategy will guide the EBRD’s operational priorities in the energy sector for a 5-year period. In his presentation Kevin Bortz, Director of Strategy, Energy & Natural Resources, EBRD London, highlighted strategic directions of the Strategy. Decarbonised economy that is highly efficient, powered by renewable energy and increasingly electrified was mentioned as one of the interrelated strategic directions of the Strategy. The new Energy Sector Strategy promotes secure, affordable, and sustainable energy through the transition to...

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...