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15.06.2019

GLOBAL WIND DAY

Every year, on June 15, the whole world celebrates the GLOBAL WIND DAY. The modern wind energy, one of the fastest growing sectors, operates today in more than 100 countries around the world presenting proven, reliable and widely available energy generating technology. Despite the difficult economic and political situation in Ukraine, national wind power sector continues to grow, allowing Ukraine to remain the position of  the wind power leader in the post-Soviet space and among a number of EC countries. 2019 will be a record year for the Ukrainian wind energy sector. According to the National regulator NEURC, 232 MW of new wind capacities were added in Ukraine by 1 May 2019. The UWEA believes this figure will at least double by the end of the year. At the same time, the “green” tariff for electricity generated from wind is the lowest one among all renewable energy sources in Ukraine, and today, “wind” electricity begins to compete on price with “coal” electricity....

12.06.2019

VESTAS SECURES LARGEST ORDER TO DATE IN UKRAINE WITH THE COUNTRY’S FIRST V150-4.2 MW TURBINES

According to the press release published on 12 June 2019 by Vestas Northern and Central Europe, company Vindkraft has placed an order with Vestas for the 164 MW wind project Myrnenska, located in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 39 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimise the energy output.   “With this order we continue to build on our valued cooperation with Vindkraft as well as on our position as a market leader in Ukraine”, states Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.   “We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Vestas in Ukraine. We first partnered with Vestas in 2011 and for our new wind power plant Myrnenska, we once again choose Vestas because of their...

07.06.2019

EECCA CONFERENCE IN YEREVAN

On June 5, 2019 – World Environmental Day - Yerevan, capital of Armenia, hosted a conference of Climate Action Network non-governmental organizations in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). More than 50 representatives of the regional leading environmental organizations came together to discuss issues related to climate change, development of renewable energy and the future of the nuclear and coal sectors. The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 1300 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 120 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels. CAN actively promotes renewables worldwide as one of the main instruments for combating climate change. Countries of the former USSR play an important role in this process. Almost all of these countries have adopted national strategies for the development of clean energy and, at the same time,...

05.06.2019

UZBEKISTAN GRANTS TAX PRIVILEGES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY INDUSTRY

May 22, 2019. Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a law to grant tax privileges to renewable energy producers and power generation equipment manufacturers, the Uzbek Justice Ministry said on Wednesday. According to the law, companies that have installed power generation equipment that uses renewable energy will be exempted from income and land taxes for 10 years if the power output is 0.1 megawatt or more. Also, companies, which produce power generation equipment, are exempted from all taxes for five years from the date of their state registration. Individuals who use only renewable energy resources will be exempted from the property and land tax for three years, authorities said. According to the law, renewable energy resources are defined as solar and wind power, geothermal and hydropower, as well as biomass energy. Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-05/22/c_138081050.htm

21.05.2019

WORKING GROUP ON MONITORING OF NATURAL COMPLEXES ON WIND FARM’S TERRITORIS HAS BEEN CREATED

On May 21, 2019, a meeting to establish a working group to develop recommendations for the long-term monitoring and assessment of natural complexes on the territories of the modern wind farm was conducted by the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association in cooperation with Scientific and Education Center “Biodiversity” at the Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitipol State Pedagogical University. The meeting was hosted by Vindkraft Ukraina LLC at their Novotroitskaya wind farm located in Kherson oblast of Ukraine. Representatives from scientific institutions, heads of the natural reserves, ecological state bodies and organisations as well as wind farm developers and designing companies participated in the meeting. The results provided by monitoring case studies of wind farms owned by such companies as Wind Power LLC and Vindkraft Ukraine LLC were presented and discussed by the participants. The working group plans to develop methodical proposals on conducting monitoring and assessment of natural...

20.05.2019

GREEN AUCTIONS IN UKRAINE

On May 18, 2019, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the Law of Ukraine “On Introducing Certain Changes to Laws of Ukraine Regarding Ensuring Competitive Conditions for Generation of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources” No. 2712-VIII (the “Law”) adopted on 25 April 2019 by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In order to establish a transparent, market-based pricing mechanism for “green” electricity, the law provides for the introducing RE auctions in the country from 1 July 2019. The winners of the auction will be determined by the lowest price offered. Therefore, today we can confidently say that the introduction of the auctions will reduce the price of electricity generated from RES, which, in turn, will lead to a decrease in electricity prices on the national market. The auctions will be conducted twice a year until 31 December 2029, no later than the 1st of April and the 1st of October of the corresponding year. The pilot auction should be held no later...

17.05.2019

GO East: Wind energy in Ukraine

On May 16, 209, a picturesque town of Zeuthen, not far from Berlin, hosted a very interesting seminar “GO East: Wind energy in Ukraine”. The event was organized by the German company Spreewind GmbH (www.spreewind.de), the consulting company GEO-Net GmbH, well known in Ukraine for its wind measurement campaigns at project sites in Ukraine, and the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association. The workshop was aimed at introduction of the Ukrainian wind power market to German companies interested in investing and implementing wind farms in our country. Among speakers were Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, Yaroslav Petrov, Asters, Maryna Hritsyshyna,  Sayenko Kharenko, Robert Dunaevskiy, Engineering Company Professor Dr.-Ing. Katzenbach GmbH, Igor Nus, Vestas Northern & Central Europe and Dmytro Goncharenkov, RES advisor. It is very pleasant to note that all the speakers of the Ukrainian delegation are members of the UWEA. The...

15.05.2019

THE LAUNCH OF NEW ELECTRICITY MARKET IS PLANNED FROM 1 JULY 2019

State Enterprise National Power Company “Ukrenergo” (SE NPC “Ukrenergo”),  is currently fulfilling all requirements of the law regulating the reform implementation, and on 1 July 2019, the company will be ready to work in the new market environment. This was stated by Vsevolod Kovalchuk, CEO of SE NPC “Ukrenergo” at the press conference hold in Kyiv on 14 May 2019. He expressed concern, however, that the launch of the new electricity market on July 1, 2019 could create significant risks for consumers.  Key risks are the low competition due to the high concentration of electricity producers, which may lead to an uncontrolled increase in electricity prices in the absence of adequate consumer protection, as well as the lack of a well-established system for the presentation of reliable commercial metering data from distribution system operators. According to Vsevolod Kovalchuk in Ukraine there is no import of electricity able to create competition for national...

06.04.2019

Working Group on Electro-Accumulating Systems has been Established by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety

On 5 April 2019, the Verkhovna Rada committee on fuel and energy complex, nuclear policy and nuclear safety with the participation of relevant ministries, departments, associations, international organizations and experts held the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the Implementation of electric storage systems, development of a mechanism for stimulating their construction and integration into the Unified Ukrainian Energy System. Sergiy Titenko, former chairman of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission made a presentation “Security. Reliability. Power System Flexibility. Competition. Fare prices” where he presented his vision on ensuring the balance reliability of the power system functioning by using battery systems developed by Elon Mask. According to Sergiy Savchuk, Chairman of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, "the first meeting of the working group was a logical continuation of the Ukrainian delegation’s...

05.04.2019

WindEurope 2019 - DELIVERING A CLEAN ECONOMY FOR ALL EUROPEANS

More than 8,000 industry insiders and 300 exhibitors from 50 countries gathered at the Bilbao Conference and Exhibition in Bilbao to expand their knowledge base, make the contacts they need, and to solidify a vision for the future of this rapidly-expanding sector. WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, the most important event in Europe for the wind industry, took place from 2-4 April 2019 in Bilbao, Spain. The Conference agenda included 30 conference sessions and 155 speakers including 5 Government Ministers from Spain, Portugal, Poland, Norway and Croatia, leading CEOs and experts from the worlds of technology, policy and finance. His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain made an official visit to the 2019 WindEurope in Bilbao and delivered the keynote speech at the official inauguration. The King’s speech focused on the economic benefits that come with addressing the challenge of climate change, which he described as “very alarming”. The King identified wind...