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31.01.2018

UWEA - CHOICE OF UKRAINE 2017!

Public Union Ukrainian Wind Energy Association has won Choice of Ukraine 2017 award as the best association in the field of renewable energy of Ukraine. This award is given to a company or organization for its significant contribution to the development of Ukraine. As the result of the research conducted, the UWEA were awarded with certificates Choice of Ukraine 2017 in accordance with official data of state statistics bodies of Ukraine. The members of the UWEA Board - Yury Zhabsky (DTEK RES) and Galina Shmidt (UWEA LLC) have been awarded Professional of the Year title for their high professionalism, competence and personal contribution to the development of the wind power sector of Ukraine. Independent National business award Choice of Ukraine was initiated by ICCA — International Congress and Convention Association, with its headquarters in the Netherlands. Winners are ranked according to an official procedure, developed by ICCA.

29.01.2018

NEW DRAFT LAW “ON RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES”

On 25-26 January 2018 Andriy Konechenkov, UWEA Board Chairman, participated in the discussions on the draft law “On Renewable Energy Sources” held at the Energy Community meeting in Vienna, involving the Ukraine Parliament members, representatives of such state bodies and organisations of Ukraine as: Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, SE “Energorynok” and SE “NEC “Ukrenergo”. Representatives of EBRD also participated in the event. Ukrainian delegation was headed by Oleksander Dombrovsky, First Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety.  RE auctions to replace the “green” tariff scheme were heavily discussed at the meeting; in particular, the possibility of conducting a demonstration auction for solar projects in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in...

21.01.2018

IVANO-FRANKIVSK REGION’S FIRST WIND FARM ONLINE

The first Ivano-Frankivsk region wind power plant began supplying “green” electricity under “green” tariff early 2018.  Total planned capacity of a wind farm “Shevchenkovo-1” located near the village of Shevchenkovo, Dolina district, Ivano-Frankivsk region is 6,4 MW. Its first phase consisting of 600 kW NORDEX N43 wind turbine was put online late December 2017. The owner of the wind farm is a Ukrainian company Wind Energy. Commissioning of the second stage of Shevchenkivo-1 wind farm is scheduled for 2018.

20.01.2018

IRENA - DRIVER FOR A NEW ENERGY FUTURE

The eighth session of the Assembly of IRENA took place on 13-14 January 2018 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Over 1200 participants representing more than 150 countries, including Ukraine, took part in this event. The Assembly is the Agency’s supreme decision-making body and brings together Heads of State, Ministers, government officials, and representatives from the private sector, civil society and other international organisations to reaffirm the global renewable energy agenda and make concrete steps to accelerate the global energy transition. The eighth session of the IRENA Assembly launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation. Supported by the Governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates, the Global Commission will study the geopolitical implications of the surge in renewable energies in the context of global efforts to combat climate change. The members of the Commission will explore how renewable energies are changing the...

18.01.2018

DTEK AND GE RENEWABLE ENERGY SIGNED WIND TURBINE SYPPLY AGREEMENT

On 17 January 2018 companies DTEK and GE Renewable Energy signed an agreement on delivery, installation and maintenance of 26 wind turbines (WTG) with unit capacity of 3.8 MW. This wind turbine is one of the most advanced GE products and currently the largest one in Ukraine. The wind turbines produced in Europe will be install at Primorskaya wind farm site. Installation and further maintenance of wind equipment will be carried out by the GE subdivision in Ukraine. The completion of the construction of the first stage of the Primorskaya Wind Farm totaling 100 MW is scheduled for the end of 2018. “The total planned volume of investments exceeds 300 million Euros. DTEK once again confirms its status as one of the largest national investors”, noted the Director General of DTEK Maxim Timchenko. "GE is pleased to cooperate with DTEK, the largest independent power producer and the renewable energy leader of Ukraine. Together we will be able to provide residents and enterprises of the...

15.01.2018

MEMORANDUM ON PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION BETWEEN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF WATER MANAGEMENT AND NATURE RESOURCES USE AND UWEA

Memorandum on Partnership and Cooperation between the National University of Water Management and Nature Resources Use and the Public Union Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, signed on 29 December 2017, focuses on the promotion and large-scale implementation of RES and energy saving technologies, and alternative fuels in the energy sector of Ukraine. Cooperation between the University and the UWEA will be realized through the implementation of national programs and events aimed at developing favourable investment climate in the Renewable Energy sector of Ukraine, Environment and Sustainable development and joint participation in the international conferences and workshops. Cooperation also includes information exchange on challenges facing the Ukrainian RES sector and finding durable solutions to these problems.

10.01.2018

FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE TEMPLATE POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO ENHANCE ITS BANKABILITY

On 9 January 2018, the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (the "Regulator") adopted Resolution No.1, further amending the template form of the power purchase agreement (the "PPA") between the State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of electricity from alternative energy sources ("AES"). The Resolution will become effective on the day following its official publication. The amendments are aimed at enhancing the bankability and insurability of the PPAs, spurring investment in the industry and strengthening protection of producers’ and creditors’ rights in the context of the ongoing reform of the electricity market. Most of the risks associated with changes in law or events beyond parties’ control are expressly vested in the off-taker. AES producers will have broad powers to seek reimbursement in case of termination of the PPA they initiate, including by triggering the change of law clause. Some of the amendments may raise competition concerns or provide...

06.12.2017

UKRAINE'S ACCESS IRENA STATUTE

The Law of Ukraine “On Ukraine's accession to the Statute of the International Agency for Renewable Energy Sources” (IRENA) developed by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine successfully passed the Ukrainian Parliament December 5, 2017. 254 people's deputies voted for the decision. “It’s a long-awaited victory for all players of the renewable energy market. Ukraine will become a member of the authoritative international agency IRENA. This means that we are entering the international renewable energy scene, we can attract the experience, innovations and investments of the advanced countries in Ukrainian “green” projects and contribute to reducing the energy dependence of Ukraine,” Sergey Savchuk, Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine said on his Facebook page. According to him the membership of Ukraine in the IRENA: will allow applications to the ADFD fund to receive preferential loans (currently the...

06.12.2017

MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY BETWEEN UKRAINE AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

On 5 December 2017 the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine and the National Energy Administration of the People's Republic of China (http://en.ndrc.gov.cn) signed a Memorandum of cooperation on energy efficiency and renewable energy. In the framework of the Memorandum, state institutions will cooperate in preparing and implementing joint “green” projects. The Memorandum provides for the exchange of information on support mechanisms for stimulating the development of renewable energy. “Ukraine and China have huge prospects for cooperation in the renewable energy sector. For its part, Ukraine offers significant resource potential, a favourable legislative framework for investors' work and numerous potential “green” projects in different regions”, noted Sergey Savchuk, Head of  the  State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine. According to the International organisation REN21, China is a world leader in investments in...