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28.09.2019

ENERGY WEEK UZBEKISTAN 2019

On 25-27 September 2019 Tashkent hosted a three-day international investment conference “Energy Week Uzbekistan 2019” organised by the British company “Invest in Network”. The UWEA was an official information partner of the event. Energy Week Uzbekistan was held  under the auspices of the Government of Uzbekistan to demonstrate prospects of the country’s energy sector and to unlock the potential of international cooperation. The event covered the country’s whole electric power industry with mix of generating sources and strong focus on renewable energy as well as transmission and distribution networks. More than 250 representatives of the energy community from different European and Asian countries participated in the conference including representatives of international financial institutions: World Bank, IFC, GIZ, AIIB, companies operating in the global renewable energy sector: SkyPower Global, Dongfang Electric, LONGi Solar, Jinko Solar,...

24.09.2019

ENERGY OF UKRAINE - EFFECTIVE SECTOR FOR ATTRACTING INVESTMENTS

On September 24, 2019, Kyiv hosted the International Conference “Energy Sector of Ukraine - Effective Sector for Attracting Investments”, organized by the public organisation “Association of Ukrainian and Arab Businessmen and Investors” (AUABI). The conference aimed at supporting the development of renewable energy in Ukraine, attracting additional investment in the national energy sector and promoting Ukraine as a country actively developing renewable energies at the national and international levels, brought together project owners, managers and representatives of the energy industry and banking sector of Ukraine and the Arab countries, energy experts. At the invitation of AUABI Chairman Mohammad Salim Alotti, the conference was attended by a delegation of Arab investors headed by Mohammad Al Faanache, Secretary General of the Commission on Renewable Energy of the Arab Republics (AREC). “AREC goals at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency culture in all areas...

23.09.2019

LETTER TO PRESIDENT

Dear Mr. President! The Public Union “Ukrainian Wind Energy Association” (UWEA), which unites all wind energy producers of Ukraine, is extremely concerned about information that some members of the Ukrainian Parliament have the initiative to revise the legal guarantees for investment partners of Ukraine, namely, a retrospective review of feed-in tariffs for electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Such information, even at the level of ideas and discussions, adversely affects the investment activities in the energy environment and the investment climate in Ukraine as a whole. It presents the country and its leaders as unreliable partners, who can change the rules of the “game” after investors made a decision to invest in the development of the energy sector of the Ukrainian economy and made commitments both to Ukraine and international credit, financial and other institutions under the conditions they previously were aware of and understood. According to Art. 91...

23.09.2019

GRAND OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FIRST WIND POWER PLANT IN ODESSA REGION

Güriş Holding Co. Inc, one of the leading groups in Turkey in the construction, industrial and energy sectors, celebrated on 21 September 2019 the grand opening ceremony of its wind farm Ovid Wind in Ovidiopolsky district in Odessa region. 32,4 MW wind farm Ovid Wind is the first wind energy project implemented in the region. The plant consists of 9 GE 3.6-137 wind turbines with a unit capacity of 3.6 MW and a hub height of 131 m. In her welcoming address Acting Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Svitlana Shatalova emphasized: "I am glad to welcome all of you here. The wind farm Ovid Wind is the first one in Odessa region. Energy and the modern world are interconnected. There will be neither development nor future without energy, and this is an axiom. In the era when we face many environmental challenges, “green” energy is our future. I would like to thank Güriş Holding, all its employees and workers who have invested million of dollars and their hearts in...

20.09.2019

IV ECOFORUM -2019

On September 20, 2019, specialists and heads of environmental and legal departments of industrial enterprises, top managers responsible for environmental aspects, leading experts of “ECOBUSINESS” magazine and Public Union “Professional Association of Ecologists of Ukraine” (PAEU) gathered in Odessa to discuss recent changes in the Ukrainian environmental legislation and new market rules. Public Union “Ukrainian Wind Energy Association” (UWEA) was the event partner. Andriy Konechekov, Chairman of the UWEA Board, Vice President of the WWEA: “Today's discussion has revealed many issues coursed by the recent merger of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. A new Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine should clearly define the future of renewables in Ukraine as an environmentally friendly energy sources, which, in turn, will lead to a greenhouse gases emission reduction in line with Ukraine's...

18.09.2019

INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLES INTO THE POWER SYSTEM – CONSTRAINTS OR NEW OPPORTUNITIES

On 16 September 2019 Public Union “Ukrainian Wind Energy Association” hosted a workshop “Integration of Renewables into the Power System – Constraints or New Opportunities”. The event supported by the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine brought together renewable energy industry associations, representatives from a wide range of investors, law and technical companies, wind energy specialists and experts to discuss modern RE technologies including hydrogen and biogas to balance variable renewables such as wind and solar. The workshop was held with an active participation of the Finnish corporation Wärtsilä – a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for energy system integration. The event partners include: UDP Renewables, Acciona, DTEK Renewables, Energy Association “Ukrainian Hydrogen Council”; legal partner was a law firm Sayenko Kharenko. More than 180 participants registered for the event. In her opening...

06.09.2019

NEW PROCEDURE FOR GT ESTABLISHMENT, REVIEW and TERMINATION

On 30 August 2019 National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) adopted the Resolution on Procedure for Establishment, Review and Termination of of “Green” Tariff for Electricity for Business Entities, Consumers, Including Energy Cooperatives and Households, Installations of Which Produce Electricity from Alternative Energy Sources (the “GT Procedure”). The GT Procedure is available in Ukrainian at the NEURC site at: http://www.nerc.gov.ua/?id=44040.  The GT Procedure enters into force on the date following its official publication and replace the relevant current legislation. The new GT Procedure aims at ensuring that the provisions of the NEURC Resolution No. 1421 “On Procedure for Establishment, Review and Termination of the“ Green” Tariff for Electricity for Business Entities and Private Households” from November 2, 2012 are compatible with the current legislation, namely the Law of Ukraine No. 2712-VIII " On Amendments to Certain Laws...

05.09.2019

GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSFORMATION: A ROADMAP TO 2050 (2019 edition), International Renewable Energy Agency

In August 2019 International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA launched a new report Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050. Electrification is emerging as a key solution for reducing emissions but only if paired with clean electricity, which increasingly can be sourced at the lowest cost from renewable energy. The share of electricity in total energy use must increase to almost 50% by 2050, up from 20% today. Renewables would then make up two-thirds of energy consumption and 86% of power generation. Renewable electricity paired with deep electrification could reduce CO2 emissions by 60%, representing the largest share of the reductions necessary in the energy sector. Fortunately, this shift is also a path of opportunity. It would enable faster economic growth, create more jobs, and improve overall social welfare. Reducing human healthcare costs, environmental damages and subsidies would bring annual savings by 2050 of between three and seven times the additional annual costs of...

29.08.2019

CHAPLYNSKA WIND FARM TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN KHERSON REGION

IEA pubic hearings on 300 MW Chaplynska wind power plant (including 150 kV transmission lines and 3 transformer substations 150/35 kV) implemented by Vindkraft Kalanchak LLC were successfully held on 29 August 29, 2019 in Chaplynsky and Kalanchatsky districts of Kherson region. 1,051,200 MWh of “green” electricity is estimated to be generated from the local renewable energy source - wind per year, enough to provide 219,000 households with clean electricity. The operation of the Chaplynskaya WPP will reduce carbon oxide emissions by about 1,043,316 tons annually. The hearings conducted in 3 amalgamated territorial communities of Kalanchak and Chaplynska districts – Myrnenska, Prysyvashska and Chaplynska were attended by representatives of local communities, the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, scientists-authors of the Scientific Report on Chaplynska WPP Natural Complexes Impact Assessment and Eco Svit LLC – a developer of the Chaplynska WPP Environmental Impact Assessment...