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20.10.2017

VESTAS TURBINES TO BE USED AT WORLD-FIRST HYBRID PROJECT

Vestas will provide 12 of its V136-3.6MW turbines for the 60.2MW first phase of the Kennedy Energy Park in north Queensland. Kennedy Phase 1 will also use 15MW of solar panels and a 2MW/4MWh lithium ion battery storage system, supplied by Elon Musk's Tesla, all managed by a control system customised by Vestas. The company will also provide a 15-year service agreement for the site, which includes a full-scope service package for the turbines as well as scheduled maintenance for the project’s other components. According to developer WindLab, the project will take roughly 12 months to construct and is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2018, creating more than 100 local jobs during construction. Kennedy Phase 1 is part of a wider project, which could provide as much capacity as 1.2GW and would cost about A$1 billion ($792 million) to build. Windlab stated it would share knowledge and experience it gains from building and operating Kennedy Phase 1 with the Australian...

18.10.2017

THE FIRST 3 MW WIND TURBINE OF UKRAINIAN PRODUCTION

3.2 MW wind turbine produced by Fuhrlaender Windtechnology LLC was officially commissioned on 18 October  2017 in Nikolayev region at Prychrmonorskyy wind farm, which is a part of Tuzlovskaya WPP. Addressing the participants of the ceremony dedicated to the commissioning of the first 3+ MW wind turbine of Ukrainian origin, Yuri Shevchenko, a representative of the manufacturer listed the components of the wind turbine, which production has been already set up in the country. “If to consider all components of the wind turbine, the production of the tower is one the simplest operations.  Meanwhile, it allows to have a 5% premium of the eligible “green” tariff rate in accordance with Ukrainian legislation. Another important component, namely an anchor cage, is also produced at our plant. We also have a hub production including its casting, assembling and testing” . Though the transformers have not been produced so far in Ukraine, according to Yuriy Shevchenko the plant...

11.10.2017

NEW APPROACHES TO STIMULATION OF ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES

A round table New Approaches to Stimulation of Energy Production from Renewable Sources organised with the support of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety and with the assistance of the British Embassy in Ukraine took place in Kyiv on 10 October 2017. The MPs, representatives of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, Ministry of Environmental Protection, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, Energy Community, EBRD, UWEA and other energy sector non-governmental organizations discussed the new approaches to stimulation of energy production from renewables in the context of new electricity market law as well as priority measures to be taken in order to accelerate the "green" energy development in Ukraine. Nataliya Boyko, Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, stated that the recently approved Energy strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035 Security, Energy...

11.10.2017

SEF- 2017 KYIV

SEF 2017 KYIV - 9th Sustainable Energy Forum was successfully held between the 9th and 11th of October 2017 at Convention and Exhibition Center "Parkovy", Kyiv. "Today, Ukraine has huge potential of attracting investments in solar, wind energy, transition to alternative fuels. There is an opportunity to switch to decentralized energy supply in cities. Therefore, now the task of the state is to create conditions for reducing consumption of energy resources and modernization of energy supply systems, already having the appropriate conditions and financing," Vice Prime Minister - Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko said during the SEF 2017 KYIV - 9th Sustainable Energy Forum. Issues related to the main trends of wind energy development in Eastern Europe and Ukraine, the opportunities for foreign companies in the Ukrainian wind energy market, as well as wind energy projects financing and risks were discussed at a special panel...

07.10.2017

MEMORANDUM ON PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION BETWEEN SFII AND UWEA

On 6 October 2017 State Finance Institution for Investments (SFII) and Public Union Ukrainian Wind Energy Association signed a Memorandum on Partnership and Cooperation. The parties will make efforts towards creating a balanced energy mix in Ukraine, promoting the widespread adoption and sustainable use of RES in the electric power industry based on best practice and experience gained in RE and developing national production of the RE equipment. The SFII was established according to the Resolution No.654 dated 13 April 2000 taken by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The institution belongs to the area of the Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine and has several regional offices. The purpose of SFII is providing a financial support to business entities of various property categories within the frameworks of the State innovative policy.

30.09.2017

NEW WIND FARM OF VINDKRAFT GROUP IN KHERSON REGION

Official opening ceremony of Phase I of Novotroitska wind power plant was held in Kherson region on 29 September 2017. The first 12 wind turbines Vestas V-126, 3,45  MW totalling 41,4 MW are to start “green” electricity supply by the end of 2017.   Carl Sturen, Managing Director of Vindkraft Ukraina, Nataliya Boyko, Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Chairman of the Board of IB "Ukrgasbank" Kirill Shevchenko, Vsevolod Kovalchuk, Acting Director of NPC Ukrenergo State Enterprise, Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Oleksiy Ryabchyn, MP, addressed the Ukrainian and foreign guests with welcoming speeches. Eva Svedling, State Secretary to the Minister for International Development, Cooperation and Climate of Sweden, stressed the importance of wind technologies in combating climate change and congratulated all those present on the opening of a new wind power plant in the country. “Opening of Phase...

27.09.2017

WORKSHOP ON SHORT-TERM WIND FORECASTING BY UDEC

The Second Short-Term Wind Forecasting workshop organised by Ukraine – Denmark Energy Center (UDEC) under the Technical Assistance Project and initiated by the UWEA took place place in Kyiv on 26 September 2017. The workshop is a follow-up activity from the first UDEC workshop conducted in Kiev on 5 July 2017. Representatives from UDEC, Danish Energy Agency, Ministry of Fuel and Coal Industry of Ukraine, SE NEC Ukrenergo and companies-member of the UWEA that have operating wind farms in their assets participated in the event. Dr. Gregor Giebel from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) made a presentation of the simple forecasting tool Prediktor, developed by the DTU. The tool was installed on pc’s of participants and Danish wind expert instructed and trained. “The Law of Ukraine On the Electricity Market of Ukraine, adopted in April this year, provides for electricity producers to have a financial responsibility for the imbalances caused by them. At present, there is no...

21.08.2017

THE GOVERNMENT APPROVED A NEW ENERGY STRATEGY OF UKRAINE

On August 18, 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers at its meeting approved the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035: Security, Energy Efficiency, Competitiveness (NES), which provides for a twofold reduction in the energy intensity of the national economy and increase in the production of both traditional and renewable energy sources. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman called the approval of the energy strategy of Ukraine by 2035 as a historic day. “According to the new strategy, the new structure of energy needs is as follows: nuclear energy will give 50% of the country's electricity by 2035, renewable sources - 25%, hydropower - 13%, and the rest will be covered by thermal power plants” said the premier. The NES will be implemented in three stages. STAGE 1: Energy sector reform through 2020  Complete implementation of the “Third Energy Package” is envisaged during this period, allowing for the creation of full-fledged natural gas and electricity markets in...