Lviv’s 17th International Economic Forum “The Driving Force Behind Ukraine’s Industrial Revolution” took take place in the Western Ukrainian capital on 26-27 October 2017.

The Forum was opened by Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Oleg Sinyutka, Chairman of the Lviv Regional State Administration and Alexander Ganushchin, Chairman of the Lviv Regional Council.

An interactive panel discussion was held on renewable energy sector status in Ukraine and Lviv region, in particular. Shevka Adzhuner, Director of the EBRD in Ukraine, Maxim Kozitskiy, ECO-Optima Group, Murat Deligoz, Enisolar AS, and Andriy Konechenkov, UWEA Board Chairman, Vice-president of WWEA, shared their knowledge and experience on opportunities and challenges affecting the RE development.

Maxim Kozitskiy presented his company's new wind power plant Staryi Sambir-2 that was officially opened in Starosamborskiy district the same day.

“ECO-Optima plans to invest approximately 25 bln hryvnia in the national renewable energy sector in the coming years. In particular, we plan to construct two more solar and wind power stations. Today, on 26 October 2017 a Framework Agreement on the implementation of 50 MW Orivska (Skoliv) wind power plant has been signed with our partners - VR Capital and AVEERAM”, informed Maxim Kozitskiy.

“Over the past year the foreign investors’ interest to the Ukrainian wind energy market has increased significantly. It is very important that any RES legislative solutions would have been balanced, taking into account national interests. Any changes in the legislation negatively affect the investment climate”, Andrei Konechenkov noted.