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16.06.2018

VIVAT UKRAINE! ROLE OF PERSONALITY IN EUROPEAN INTEGRATION OF UKRAINE

On 15 June 2018 the Ukrainian National News Agency Ukrinform, Kiev, hosted a presentation of the book “VIVAT, Ukraine!” which contains articles devoted to the outstanding personalities in a wide variety of industries in Ukraine. Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board, Vice President of WWEA, became a member of the All-Ukrainian Program “The Gold Fund of the Nation. VIVAT, Ukraine!” Ukrainian Confederation of Journalists launched the book “VIVAT, Ukraine!” on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the All-Ukrainian Program “The Golden Fund of the Nation”. “The European Parliament proclaimed the year 2018 as the International Year of Cultural Heritage in Europe. That is why the publication is complemented by the section “Heroes of Ukraine”, most of which are worthy representatives of the cultural and artistic elite of Ukraine ", said the event moderator, People's Artist of Ukraine Yaroslav Boruta. In his address to the audience Andrei Konechenkov thanked...

15.06.2018

FINANCING ENERGY IN UKRAINE: GREEN FUTURE IS COMING

On 14 June 22018 Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance hosted a high-profile gathering of green energy professionals, policy-makers, institutional investors and commercial banks to discuss various opportunities in the renewables sector in Ukraine, including attracting financing for the renewable projects. The Conference was addressed by Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Dmytro Kovalenko, newly elected Member of the National Commission for Energy, Housing and Utilities Services Regulation (NCER), Andrіy Konechenkov, Chairman of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, Vice President of WWEA, Michael Bno-Airiyan, International Cooperation Officer of NEC Ukrenergo, representatives of EBRD and Ukrgasbank, as well as and leading lawyers from Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance and Renewable Energy Market Experts participated in the event. In his presentation, Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and...

15.06.2018

GLOBAL WIND DAY

From niche technology, wind energy is now a global success story. The wind industry provides 260,000 quality high-skilled jobs in Europe. On a global scale, that figure is now 1.15 million. Today is Global Wind Day, an opportunity for citizens around the world to learn more about and show their support for wind power. It's also an opportunity for companies to showcase their technologies and contributions to local economic development and job creation at a more grass roots level. The wind supply chain is benefitting regions across the globe, including economically less-advantaged ones. Citizens are benefitting from shared ownership of wind farms. Wind farms are also contributing to local economic activity through the taxes they pay to local governments. Wind energy is providing the world with clean, affordable power. After a record year of wind installations in 2017, Europe has an installed capacity of 169 GW. Wind now provides 12% of Europe's electricity and 44% in Denmark and 22%...

14.06.2018

EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS STRIKE OVERNIGHT DEAL ON 32% BINDING RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGET

This is a significant improvement over the target of at least 27% the European Commission tabled in November 2016. Dramatic progress in recent years on the competitiveness of renewables notably cost reductions in onshore and offshore technologies were a major driver for higher ambition at EU level. The Renewables Directive sets out concrete measures to underpin the delivery of the target. The Directive will provide rules on the design of support mechanisms aimed at providing investor certainty. Member States will be allowed to have technology-specific auctions and will have to provide at least five years visibility on public support, including the timing, volumes and budget for auctions. The Directive also includes an investment protection clause preventing retroactive policy changes from impacting existing renewable energy projects. Permitting procedures for new and repowered installations will be simplified with shorter deadlines for swifter build-out. WindEurope expects the...

13.06.2018

ENERGY CHINA SYMPOSIUM ON CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN POWER MARKET

On 12 June 2018 Vilnius, Republic of Lithuania, hosted the Symposium on the Electricity Market for Central and Eastern Europe initiated by the Energy China Corporation. Energy China Corp. is one of the largest comprehensive solutions providers for the power industry in China and globally and strongest within the Fortune 500 list of companies worldwide. The Symposium focused on international cooperation and future power market prospects for Central and Eastern European region.  The representatives of Energy China Corp, the Lithuanian Energy Vice Minister Lina Sabaitienė, Economy Vice Minister Elijus Čivilis, the World Wind Energy Association vice-president and chairmen of the UWEA Board Andriy Konechenkov, Head of Lietuvos Energija Darius Maikštėnas and other energy experts addressed participants. Symposium guests were welcomed by China Energy Engineering Group Co.Ltd Energy China Corp. Chairman Jianping Wang who expressed his hope that the Symposium would resulted in...

08.06.2018

UKRAINE COULD LAUNCH GREEN ELECTRICITY AUCTIONS FROM 2020

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine yesterday, on  7 June 2018, registered a bill № 8449 “On Amendments to Some Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring Competitive Conditions for the Production of Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources”. The bill was developed by 17  deputies representing 5 Committees of the Verkhovna Rada. Text of the bill is available at: (http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_1?pf3511=64170) The bill provides for the introduction of auctions to stimulate the electricity generation from renewable energy sources. On June 7 2018 the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency hosted a press conference devoted to a new system for supporting renewable energy in Ukraine. Acting Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety MP Oleksandr Dombrovsky, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Electricity and Energy Transportation of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety,...

02.06.2018

UKRAINE STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH DENMARK IN GREEN ENERGY SECTOR

On 30 May-1 June 2018 the official Ukrainian delegation headed by Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Ihor Nasalik visited Copenhagen, Denmark. The visit was organised within the framework of the Danish and Ukrainian governments’ collaboration on energy and in accordance with the Agreement on development and action cooperation of the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Center (UDEC, http://www.udec.org. ua). The Ukrainian delegation was comprised of Olga Buslavets, General Director of the Energy Markets Directorate of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Olga Belkova, Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, Serhiy Savchuk, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, and representatives from the mayor offices of Kyiv, Kalush and Chernihiv. The Ukrainian  Wind Energy Association - the only non-governmental professional association included in the government delegation...

25.05.2018

RE AUCTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN

On May 23, 2018, the Auction System for Renewable Energy projects was launched in Kazakhstan. According to the Auctions Schedule, Auctions for a total 1,000 MW of installed capacity are planned to be held in 2018, divided by the following types of RE power plants: Solar Power Plants - 290 MW;
Wind Power Plants - 620 MW;
Hydroelectric Power Plants - 75 MW;
Bio Power Plants - 15 MW.
The organizer of Auctions is JSC KAZAKHSTAN ELECTRICITY AND POWER MARKET OPERATOR (KOREM). The First Wind Auction was held for the Northern Zone (Akmola, Aktobe, East Kazakhstan, Karaganda, Kostanay, Pavlodar and North-Kazakhstan regions) to select wind projects with a total capacity of 20 MW. 9 applications were received from Kazakhstani companies, with a single project capacity from 2 to 7 MW. The total volume of proposed capacity was 40.7 MW. The starting price for the Auction was 22.67 KZT/kWh. Following the results of electronic Auction, the winners were determined as...

22.05.2018

IMPLEMENTATION OF MODERN TECHNOLOGIES FOR ASSESSMENT AND PRESERVATION OF NATURAL COMPLEXES IN THE TERRITORIES OF WIND POWER PARKS

A meeting of the Working Group on the implementation of modern technologies for the assessment and preservation of natural complexes in the territories of the wind power plants was held in Melitopol on 21 May 2018 at the initiative of the Scientific and Training Center "Biodiversity" (director – Valeiy Siokhin) of the Melitopol State Pedagogical University. Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Maksim Strikha, scientists from Melitopol State Pedagogical University and I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences and the UWEA Board members- Andriy Konechenkov and Galyna Shmidt participated in the vent.