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10.08.2018

PUBLIC HEARING ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF SYVASHSKAYA WIND FARM IN CHAPLYNSKIY DISTRICT, KHERSON REGION

On 9 August 2018 SYVASHENEROPROM LLC, the developer of a new wind farm in Kherson region, conducted the public hearing in the village of Grygorivka, Chaplynskiy district, Kherson region to present potential environmental impacts of the proposed project. The public hearings were attended by residents of the Prisyvaska territorial community. 64 wind turbines are planned for installation on the project site. Syvashskaya wind farm is expected to generate about 913 million kWh of “green” electricity per year. During his greeting address Alexander Bureiko, Chairman of the Chaplinsky District State Administration noted the importance of the project for the local community, “new wind farm will generate clean electricity, provide new jobs and account for a significant part of fiscal revenue to the local budgets. In turn, this will allow social and engineering infrastructures’ improvements”. In his presentation, Chairman of the UWEA Board Andriy Konechenkov presented the advantages...

03.08.2018

EUROPE ADDS 4.5 GW OF WIND ENERGY
IN FIRST HALF OF 2018

Europe added 4.5 GW of wind energy capacity in the first half of 2018, according to figures released today by WindEurope. The figure is down on the same period last year (6.1 GW) though is in line with expectations. There was 3.3 GW of onshore wind, driven by Germany (1.6 GW), France (605 MW) and Denmark (202 MW). The 1.1 GW of offshore wind was mainly in the UK (911 MW), Belgium (175 MW) and Denmark (28 MW). Germany is set to install new offshore wind in the second half of the year. For the whole of 2018, we expect to see 3.3 GW new offshore wind and 10.2 GW of onshore wind. This will mean 13.5 GW of new wind capacity in total for the year. WindEurope Chief Policy Officer Pierre Tardieu said: “We are on track for a solid year in new wind farm installations but the growth is driven by just a handful of markets. The figures also mask some worrying trends. “France has installed a lot of new onshore wind this year but they haven’t issued a single new permit for onshore wind...

02.08.2018

CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST WIND POWER PLANT IN ODESSA REGION

Odessa region of Ukraine will use environmentally friendly wind energy still in 2018. Construction of the first phase of the wind power plant  - Ovid Wind 1 with installed capacity of 32.4 MW was started in Ovidiopolsky district. This project is implemented by the Turkish company Güriş Inşaat ve Muhendislik A. Ş., a member of Güriş group of companies. The first three wind turbines GE 3.6-131 with unit capacity of 3.6 MW, HH-131 m, were installed in late July 2018. The commissioning of the wind farm is planned for the autumn of this year. The capacity of the second phase of the project - Ovid Wind 2 is planned to be 50.4 MW, and the permitting process is continuing. The first half of 2018 was quite successful for the wind energy sector of Ukraine demonstrating the best results over the past four years. According to NEURC, during the first six months totally 50.35 MW new wind capacities were added in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. In addition, the construction of...

27.07.2018

MEETING OF THE WORKING GROUP ON NEW SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY IN UKRAINE

On 25 July 2018 the Preparatory meeting of the working group on drafting new support system for Renewable Energy was organised by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety. The relevant draft bills registered in the Verkhovna Rada (No.8444, No.8444-1, No.8444-2, No.8449-3, No.8449-4, No.8449-5, No.8449-6 and No8449-7) were discussed by the participants. The meeting was attended by PMs of Ukraine, representatives of the Central Executive Authorities, the EBRD and JSB UKRGASBANK, industry associations and law firms actively involved in the renewable energy market of Ukraine. As noted by Olexandr Dombrovsky, MP, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety at the opening of the meeting, it’s planned to agree on a general concept of changes in the RE support system in Ukraine by early September 2018. In particular, Olexandr Dombrovsky noted that the current RE support model in...

05.07.2018

OPEN MEETING OF THE UWEA BOARD

Open Meeting of the UWEA Board devoted to introduction RE auctions in Ukraine took place on 4 July 2018 in Business Conference Hall IVERIA. Considering the immense implications of the auctions system for the renewable energy market in Ukraine and wind sector in particular, a decision was made to hold an Open Meeting of the Board with both the UWEA’s members and representatives of other non-governmental organizations and mass media. The UWEA's legal experts Maksym Sysoev, Counsel at Dentons law firm, Yaroslav Petrov, Partner at Asters law firm, and Svitlana Teush, Counsel 
at Redcliffe Partners law firm, presented the key provisions of the draft laws. During the discussion the participants paid special attention to such issues as: PPA, bank guarantee, grounds and procedure for extending the deadlines set for the wind farm to be commissioned, contracts for difference and PPA, grid connection contract, quotas, auctions' terms and procedure. Issue related to responsibility for...

25.06.2018

TWO WIND FARMS TO BE BUILT IN ODESSA REGION

Оn 23 June 2018, the Odessa State Regional Administration and two wind power companies, namely Ukraine Power Resources and Yuzhne Energy (Southern Energy), signed a Memorandum of Cooperation aimed at implementing two wind power projects in the Limanskiy district, Odessa region. The total investments amount to 270 mln euros. The company with American investors is planning to construct 120 MW wind farm while a developer from Lithuania – 72 MW wind farm. Both companies are full members of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association.

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%...