Chairman of the UWEA Board Andriy Konechenkov together with Kateryna Knysh and Serhiy Kachan, the UWEA Secretariat members, participated in the III scientific and practical conference “Improvement of the electricity market and the integration of Ukraine’s IPS into European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)” conducted in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region on 7-9 September 2021.

The III conference was organised by the Scientific and Technical Union of Power Engineers and Electricians of Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, NPC Ukrenergo, Ukrhydroenerho, the Ukranian Wind Energy Association, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Vinnytsia National Technical University and Khmelnytskyi National University.

Within the 2021 conference, leading energy experts discussed the current status of the power market, benefits of integration of the Ukrainian power system into the European power system ENTSO-E and security of electricity supply in Ukraine. Conference speakers informed on the status of implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On Electricity Market”, provided forecast and structure of daily capacity schedules, presented some outcomes of their scientific researches in the field of energy and their impacts on the energy security of Ukraine.

In his presentation “The current status and prospects for wind power development in Ukraine”, Andriy Konechenkov, the Chairman of the UWEA Board, highlighted the current financial situation in the renewable energy market of Ukraine. He focused on substantive issues, such as  challenges faced by the RES sector since the launch of the new electricity market in 2019, further development of the RES sector under market conditions and prospects for the construction of hybrid wind-solar power plants.

The participants of the conference were especially impressed by the study trip to 163 MW Myrnenska wind farm (including the substation 220/150/35 kV Kairka) which is located in the south of Kherson region and operated by a wind power company Vindkraft Kalanchak LLC.

The representatives of the UWEA Secretariat also visited the Vindkraft office located in Kakhovka city. The company's headquarters  is housed in 100% RES building with rooftop solar system which fully ensures a stable power supply to all departments of the company.

Ukrainian Wind Energy Association closely cooperates with each its member company and is proud of  not only their wind power projects and achievements but is also pleased to promote  their unique approaches to doing business!”, Andriy Konechenkov stated.

The Ukrainian Wind Energy Association expresses its appreciation and thanks to Oleksandr Velychko, Head of the Myrnenska WPP, for his professionalism and kind assistance in conducting a tour from Myrnenska wind power plant to wind power facilities of the Vindkraft Kalanchak LLC and for providing comprehensive information on their operation to all visitors.