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07.12.2019

CLIMATOSCOPE 2019: UKRAINE SCORES 8TH OVERALL AMONG THE 104 ECONOMIES

On 25 November 2019 Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) published its annual edition Climatescope 2019. Climatescope is a unique country-by-country assessment, interactive report and index that evaluates the investment conditions for clean energy in emerging markets. It profiles 104 markets worldwide and evaluates their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy sources while building a greener economy. Climatescope is a snapshot of where clean energy policy and finance stand today, and a guide to what can happen in the future. This marks the eighth year of the Climatescope project. In 2012 and 2013, Climatescope focused exclusively on Latin America and the Caribbean.  Ukraine scored 8th overall this year among the 104 economies BloombergNEF surveyed. That improvement, from 63 in 2018, is a vivid sign of the volume and pace of our country’s progress in the energy transition. On 2 December 2, 2019, the UWEA received a Letter of Thanks from BloombergNEF for their...

03.12.2019

UWEA OPPOSES THE DRAFT LAW ON CHANGES TO RES SUPPORT SCHEME PROPOSED BY MINISTRY

On November 28, 2019, at the 10th International Renewable Energy Investment Forum the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine (Ministry) presented a Draft law on changes to the RES support scheme in Ukraine. According to Kostyantyn Chyzhyk, the Deputy Minister, the Draft Law was developed in close cooperation with RES market participants, industry associations and investors. But we can confidently assert that the Ministry has neglected the proposals made by business. Key provisions of the Draft Law by Ministry include: 1.Voluntary reduction of “green” tariff for commissioned power plants: for Solar Power Plants (SPPs) - by 17% with “green” tariff extension for 5 years (until the end of 2034); and for Wind Power Plants (WPPs) - by 10% with “green” tariff extension for 5 years (until the end of 2034). 2.In respect of the solar and wind power projects with concluded pre-PPAs before 31 December 2019 the following options are suggested as a part of...

28.11.2019

WWEC2019: NEW SOLUTIONS TO LARGE-SCALE INTEGRATION OF WIND POWER

On 25-27 November 2019, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hosted the 18th World Wind Energy Conference WWEC 2019, an annual international conference of the World Wind Energy Association, with more than 300 participants from 20 countries discussing all aspects of wind power utilization. The main theme of the conference “Large-scale integration of wind power” pointed at one of the most important challenges for the mankind. Manifold solutions and approaches for a large-scale integration of renewable energy and eventually a 100% renewable energy supply were presented and discussed during 3 days of intensive work. These solutions have been already successfully applied in different parts of the world and include various forms of storage, e.g. batteries, hydrogen or hydro pump storage, flexible and smart grids, demand side management and beyond. In the host country Brazil and in many other countries, hydropower and pump storage have the potential to be the fastest and lowest cost solution....

27.11.2019

REN 21 GAVE OVERVIEW OF CURRENT RES DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN CITIES

On 26 November 2019 REN 21 presented its new Global Status Report “Renewables in City” within the 18th World Wind Energy Conference (WWEC 2019), which was held in Rio de Janeiro on 25-27 November 2019. The cities report is the first comprehensive resource to map out the current trends and renewable energy developments in cities and the role of local action in the renewable energy transition. It looks at trends and developments of renewable energy in cities and its associated benefits, including impacts on air pollution, energy security and access, and socio-economic issues etc. The REN21 experts came to the following conclusions: 1. Thousands of cities and local governments have adopted renewable energy-specific targets and action plans, and around 250 cities worldwide have targets for 100% renewable energy. 2. For the sustainable energy transition to succeed, two key elements are necessary: a) renewables must be deployed much more rapidly not only in the electricity sector but...

26.11.2019

WORLD WIND ENERGY AWARD 2019 WAS GIVEN TO MEMBERS OF THE UWEA BOARD

On 25 November 2019, the 18th World Wind Energy Conference WWEC 2019 was opened in Rio de Janeiro, with more than 300 participants from 20 countries discussing all aspects of wind power utilisation, and a special focus on large-scale integration of wind power. During the opening session of the 18th World Wind Energy Conference for outstanding achievements in the dissemination of wind energy utilization in Ukraine and worldwide, the World Wind Energy Award 2019 was given to Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board and Galyna Shmidt, Member of the UWEA Board. On November 24, 2019, a day prior to the 3-day conference, the General Assembly of the WWEA was held. Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board, was elected Vice-President of the World Wind Energy Association for the third time. Hon. Peter Elliot Rae, Chairman of the Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance) and Australian Senator who represented the Liberal Party for the stated of Tasmania in 1967-1986, was...

20.11.2019

LEADING PLAYERS OF THE UKRAINIAN WIND POWER MARKET SUBMITTED A COMMON POSITION ON STATE SUPPORT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF WIND POWER PLANTS

On November 19, 2019 DTEK RES, Eco Optima, EuroCape Ukraine, GreenWorx Holding, Guriş, MC Wind Parks of Ukraine, NBT, Vindkraft and Ukraine Power Resources, headed by Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, submitted to the Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine Mr. Oleksiy Orzhel a letter that represents a common position of the entire wind power market of Ukraine on state support for wind development in Ukraine with respect to key issues hindering further development of the wind power sector and preserve its investment attractiveness. In particular, wind market players require to stop any attempts to unilaterally change the conditions for producers of electricity from wind energy and business entities, which have entered or will enter into power purchase agreements (hereinafter PPA or pre-PPA) by December 31, 2019 including any revisions that may be under consideration in relation to the size of tariffs, their validity period, the off-taker’s obligations to...

16.11.2019

100 MW ORLIVSKA WIND FARM HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED IN UKRAINE

On 15 November 2019, DTEK in the partnership with the Danish company Vestas commissioned 100 MW Orlivska Wind Power Plant in Zaporizhzhia region. In this way, the company has reached one of its strategic goals - 1 GW of renewable energy by 2020. Orlivska WPP is the third DTEK wind power project. The plant is located on the shore of the Sea of Azov in Zaporizhzhia Region and consists of 26 high-tech wind turbines manufactured by Vestas, 3.8 MW each. The investments in the Orlivska WPP project amounted to 131 million euros, 40 million euros of them are services and equipment supplied by the Ukrainian companies. Orlivska WPP will generate annually 380 mln kWh of green electricity, which is enough to supply 190 thousand private households. The plant will reduce CO2 emissions by 400 thousand tons per year. CEO of DTEK RENEWABLES, Philip Leckebusch urged all concerned to unite around “green” energy and a clean future: “Two years ago, DTEK officially announced its strategic goal - 1...

07.11.2019

IRENA HAS FORECASTED THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL WIND ENERGY BY 2050

The latest research on global energy transformation analysis “Future of wind: Deployment, investment, technology, grid integration and socio – economic aspects” was published by International Renewable Energy Agency. Paper focused on such topics: energy transformation pathways and wind energy, the evolution and future of wind market, the evolution and future of wind markets, technological solutions and innovations to integrate rising shares of wind power generation, supply side and market expansion, socio – economic and other benefits of wind energy in the context of energy transformation and accelerating wind power deployment: existing barriers and solutions. IRENA has explored two energy development pathways to the years 2050. The first is an energy pathway set by current and planned policies (Reference Case). The second is a cleaner climate-resilient pathway based largely on more ambitious, yet achievable, uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, which...

07.11.2019

UWEA MEMBERS PRESENTED THEIR EXPERIENCE IN UKRAINE'S WIND POWER SECTOR

Workshop Development of RES in the Current Electricity Market of Ukraine, organized by the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association was held on November 6, 2019 within the framework of the XII International Specialized Exhibition “Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy - 2019 ”. The UWEA member-companies, attended the event and shared their ideas, achievements and experience in the field of RES under the current market conditions. Workshop participants heard presentations by the representatives from MCL Group of Companies, Deutsche WindGuard Consulting GmbH, Meganom Ukraine LLC, DE Quehenberger Logistics UKR, Sayenko Kharenko, Uniprom LLC, Dentons Europe, GRESA – GROUP LLC Particularly, Yaroslav Kovhan, the representatives of MCL Group of Companies, underlined the importance of the national EIA procedure for the wind power projects and compared it to the international ESIA procedure. Viacheslav Molybog, the representatives from Deutsche WindGuard Consulting GmbH in his presentation...