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06.04.2019

Working Group on Electro-Accumulating Systems has been Established by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety

On 5 April 2019, the Verkhovna Rada committee on fuel and energy complex, nuclear policy and nuclear safety with the participation of relevant ministries, departments, associations, international organizations and experts held the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the Implementation of electric storage systems, development of a mechanism for stimulating their construction and integration into the Unified Ukrainian Energy System. Sergiy Titenko, former chairman of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission made a presentation “Security. Reliability. Power System Flexibility. Competition. Fare prices” where he presented his vision on ensuring the balance reliability of the power system functioning by using battery systems developed by Elon Mask. According to Sergiy Savchuk, Chairman of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, "the first meeting of the working group was a logical continuation of the Ukrainian delegation’s...

05.04.2019

WindEurope 2019 - DELIVERING A CLEAN ECONOMY FOR ALL EUROPEANS

More than 8,000 industry insiders and 300 exhibitors from 50 countries gathered at the Bilbao Conference and Exhibition in Bilbao to expand their knowledge base, make the contacts they need, and to solidify a vision for the future of this rapidly-expanding sector. WindEurope Conference & Exhibition, the most important event in Europe for the wind industry, took place from 2-4 April 2019 in Bilbao, Spain. The Conference agenda included 30 conference sessions and 155 speakers including 5 Government Ministers from Spain, Portugal, Poland, Norway and Croatia, leading CEOs and experts from the worlds of technology, policy and finance. His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain made an official visit to the 2019 WindEurope in Bilbao and delivered the keynote speech at the official inauguration. The King’s speech focused on the economic benefits that come with addressing the challenge of climate change, which he described as “very alarming”. The King identified wind...

29.03.2019

HARDTALK: RENEWABLES IN DETAILS – EXPERTS ASSESS PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE OF “GREEN” ENERGY IN UKRAINE

On 28 March 2019, the RE industry event “Hardtalk: Renewables in Details” was held in Kyiv. Leading energy experts spoke about implementation of the new electricity market in Ukraine and the readiness of the NEURC (Regulator) and the market operators for the new state support mechanism for renewable energy projects. Discussions focused primarily on issues related to the new model of the electricity market of Ukraine, which should become operational from July 1, 2019. According to Anton Gudachenko, Director of Energy Industry Relations of NEURC, “the Regulator is fully prepared for the new electricity market of Ukraine; all the necessary regulatory documents have been prepared”. However, if the draft law on RE auctions is adopted, the provisions of the PPA model contract could be amended. “This is the only reason why these normative documents have not yet approved”, noted Gudachenko. He also commented on pre-PPA and timing of its renegotiation. "When we talk about pre-PPA,...

28.03.2019

SCENARIOS FOR ENERGY STRATEGIES OF UKRAINE UNTIL 2035 IMPLEMENTATION

Scenarios for the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 implementation were presented by the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Centre on 28 March 2018. The seminar was held in the framework of the project “Long-Term Energy Modelling and Forecasting in Ukraine: Scenarios for the Action Plan of Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035”. This project has been implemented as a part of the Environmentally Friendly Sustainable Energy initiative within the framework of the Energy Partnership Program between Ukraine and Denmark. In her welcoming address, Olga Buslavets, General Director of the Energy Market Directorate of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Head of the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Centre noted: “The project was aimed at assisting the Ministry of Energy and other relevant stakeholders in the process of implementation of the new Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 by providing analytical support based on modern modelling tools”. The project team of representatives of...

21.03.2019

DENMARK'S EXPERIENCE IN FORECASTING AND BALANCING WIND AND SOLAR ELECTRICITY

From 18 to 20 March 2019, the Ukrainian delegation composed of representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, SE NPC “Ukrenergo” and the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association studied the Denmark's experience in balancing the energy system, security of supply and demand management. A series of workshops and meetings were held in Denmark within the framework of bilateral intergovernmental cooperation under the Agreement on Development and Co-operation of the Ukraine-Denmark Energy Centre (UDEC) concluded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine. The Ukrainian delegation headed by Olga Buslavets, Head of the Ukrainian-Danish Energy Centre, General Director of the Energy Markets Directorate of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, visited the head office of the Danish system operator Energinet.DK. to learn of the work the dispatching centre, the functioning of electricity...

15.03.2019

ACCELERATED AND EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW OF UKRAINE “ON ELECTRICITY MARKET”

A scientific and practical conference “Implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On the Electricity Market” was held in Slavske, Lviv region, from 12 March to 15 March 2019. The issues discussed at the conference included the current status of the energy sector and energy market of Ukraine, information support and monitoring of electricity supply security in the new electricity market, forecast and daily power production etc. Timely transition to a new model of the Ukrainian electricity market and elimination of barriers that delay this process was also a focus of discussion. The conference was attended by the experts responsible for implementing a new model of the electricity market, including representatives from the State Enterprise NPC Ukrenergo, State Enterprise Energorynok, distribution system operators and electricity supply companies, State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom, DTEK-Energo, PJSC Centrenergo, PJSC Ukrhydroenergo, JSC...

13.03.2019

Second Ukrainian NDC Methodological Workshop

Second Ukrainian NDC Methodological Workshop organized by the Climate Change and Ozone Layer Protection Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine within the framework of the EBRD project “Support to the Government of Ukraine on Updating its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), was held on 13 March 2019 in Kyiv. The project is being implemented by the Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
 
The seminar participants discussed the objectives, methodological aspects and modelling tools for the GHG emissions scenarios in Ukraine by sectors. In particular, the participants paid special attention to modelling tolls for such sectors as: energy and industrial processes, land use, agriculture and forestry, and the waste sector. Taras Bebeshko, expert of the EBRD project “Support to the Government of Ukraine on Updating its...

28.02.2019

MEMORANDUM ON PARTNERSHIP AND COOPERATION WITH THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF POWER ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS OF UKRAINE

Memorandum on Partnership and Cooperation between the Public Organisation “Scientific and Technical Association of Power Electrical Engineers of Ukraine (NTSEU)” and the Public Union “Ukrainian Wind Energy Association” was signed at the Tenth Ukrainian Energy Forum (28 February 2019, Kyiv). Parties identified the following areas of mutual cooperation: exchange of information on promoting wind, solar and other RES technologies; exchange of information, experience and materials on attracting investments, creation of favourable investment climate; identification of topical problems, barriers to implementation of wind energy technologies in Ukraine, wind power generation and potential solutions; co-organization and joint participation in forums, seminars, business meetings on investment activities in the energy sector of Ukraine. It is to be noted that Memorandum is an open agreement between two organisations.

27.02.2019

LAUNCH OF THE FIRST WIND TURBINES OF PRYMORSKA WEP

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko took part in the ceremonial launch of the first wind turbines of Prymorska Wind Power Plant held on 27 February 2019 in Zaporizhzhia Regio. The operation of Prymorska WPP will allow to increase “green” energy output in Ukraine by 650-700 mln kWh annually. This will bring Ukraine closer to the strategic goal of diversifying energy sources and strengthening energy independence. “The new energy sector is one of the most important issues of our country's progress. We need to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the energy balance. It is very important that business supports such a goal, that investors trust in Ukraine, believe in the country’s future and are ready to invest in the energy of the future”,  said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. 52 wind turbines manufactured by GE with 3.8 MW of unit capacity will be installed at Prymorska WPP. The first phase project site is located in Prymorsk...

26.02.2019

MANAGING A RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT

On 25 February 2019, a workshop “Managing a renewable energy project: construction and commissioning - on time, on budget and on project design” organized by Sayenko Kharenko law firm was successfully held in Kyiv. Partners of the event included the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association and other professional associations. Around 150 participants including representatives of professional RE associations, investors, suppliers of RE equipment and energy companies discussed issues related to construction and commissioning phases of the project. Speakers included Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA; Philip Lysyuk, Director of Wind Energy LLC; Olga Nikolayenko, Consultant on customs issues of Service ZED LLC; Yevhen Oliinyk, Member of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine; Maryna Hritsyshyna, Counsel of Sayenko Kharenko law firm and Member of the UWEA Board; Valentyna Beliakova, Director of TIU Canada; Volodymyr Yaremko, Counsel of Sayenko Kharenko law firm and others....