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18.05.2018

FIRST INTERNATIONAL NEW ENERGY FORUM: WIND & HYDROGEN

A significant energy event took place in Kyiv on 17 May 2018 - for the first time a New Energy Forum “Wind and Hydrogen”, organized by the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association and the Energy Association “Ukrainian Hydrogen Council” was successfully hold in Ukraine. The co-organizer was A7 Conferences. The Forum was attended by 300 delegates from 16 countries - representatives of investment companies, manufacturers of wind power equipment, national and international wind developers, bankers, lawyers. For the first time in the country the Forum was focused on combination of powerful wind energy and unlimited potential of hydrogen energy to ensure a sustainable development of Ukraine energy complex and transition to a modern carbon-free economy. Key Forum’s speakers included: Oleksandr Dombrovskiy, MP, First Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, Ukraine, Sergiy Savchuk, Head, State Agency for Energy Efficiency...

25.04.2018

FIRST PUBLIC HEARINGS ON EIA FOR A WIND POWER PLANT UNDER THE NEW LEGISLATION

Public hearings on the outcomes of the Environmental Impact Assessment conducted for  Orlivska Wind Power Plant  were successfully held on 24 April  2018 in the village of Raynivka, (the Orlivska Village Council) Primorsky District,  Zaporizhzhya Region. The project will construct 100 MW wind power plant and 150 kV overhead power lines of approximately 21 km. The event was organized by the Department of Ecology and Natural Recourses of Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration in line with Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine №989 “Procedure for conducting public hearings within the process of environmental impact assessment”.  Representatives of local community (people from the villages of Raynivka and Orlivka), company Orlovskaya Wind Power Plant (DTEK RES), which implements the project and the companies – EIA developers participated in the public hearings.

20.04.2018

NEW CONCEPT OF INTRODUCTION OF COMPETITIVE PRICING MECHANISMS FOR ELECTRICITY FROM RES

On 19 April 2018 there was a round table “On Concept of Introduction of Competitive Pricing Mechanisms for Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources and Proposals Submitted to It”. This was a continuation of the discussions begun on 13 March 2018 by the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety. In his opening speech, deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, MP Alexander Dombrovsky, stressed that “green” energy remained a priority for Ukraine. Taking into account modern European tendencies and in order to prevent negative experience in the development of “green” generation in certain EU countries, “a discussion has been initiated in Ukraine to find the tools and mechanisms for both investor and consumer to move forward under clear and stable rules." As a result of the round table the renewed Concept of Introduction of Competitive Mechanisms of Price Formation for...

12.04.2018

Memorandum of Cooperation between Association of System Support for Ukrainian Reforms and Technologies of Low-carbon Economy and UWEA

On 10 April 2018, President of the Public Union Association of system support for Ukrainian reforms and technologies of Low-carbon Economy Vasyl Gureyev and Chairman of the Board of the Public Union Ukrainian Wind Energy Association Andriy Konechenkov signed a Memorandum of Partnership and Cooperation between the organisations (hereafter - Memorandum). The memorandum identifies the main aspects of cooperation aimed at future balanced development of the Ukrainian energy sector. The parties will promote the best world practice and experience of using low carbon technologies for electricity generation, in particular, wind, solar and hydrogen technologies. The document, in particular, provides for cooperation between the UWEA and the Association of System Support of Ukrainian Reforms and Technologies of Low Carbon Economy on: exchange of information, experience and materials on attracting investment, creating a favorable investment climate and joint participation in forums, seminars,...

21.03.2018

UWEA EXPRESSED ITS POSITION ON A NEW CONCEPT OF AMENDMENTS TO APPLICABLE LAW AND TRANSITION TO THE AUCTION MODEL

On 13 March 2018, a round table “Implementation of Competitive Instruments for Purchasing “Green” Energy in Ukraine” was held at the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety. The head of sub-committee on electricity industry Lev Pidlisetskiy, MP, introduced a new concept of amendments to applicable law and transition to the auction model. The Ukrainian Wind Energy association provided its comments and proposals on the new concept. http://uwea.com.ua/uploads/docs/UWEA_20.03.2018_eng.pdf

08.03.2018

FORUM INVEST AND TRADE IN UKRAINE’ 18

On March 5-6, 2018 New York, USA, hosted Forum “Invest and Trade in Ukraine’18”. International investors and representatives of state agencies from Ukraine and the USA participated in various meetings and discussions focused on investment and trade opportunities in Ukraine and the United States. The Forum’s agenda included two sessions: Energy and Infrastructure. Leading specialists made presentations on opportunities and advantages of trading with Ukraine and investing in the national infrastructure and “green” power projects. Among the key speakers of the Forum Invest & Trade in Ukraine'18 were Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the Board, Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, Vice President, World Wind Energy Association, Maria Barabash, President & CEO, A7 GROUP, Katya Soldak, Editorial Director, Forbes International Editions, Ilya Ponomarev, Founder, Trident Acquisitions, Myron Rabij, Partner, Dentons Kyiv,...

28.02.2018

EFFECTIVE TERM OF TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR RES FACILITIES – UP TO FIVE YEARS

At their meeting on 28 February 2018 the members of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Construction, Urban Development, Housing and Communal Services unanimously supported and finalised the revised bill No 6081 “On regulation of urban development activities" with regard to creating better investment opportunities in the sphere of generation of renewable energy” for the second reading (http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_1?pf3511=61140). The bill drafted by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety will resolve the problem of ineffective reservation of capacities required to connect RES facilities to the electrical grid. “By now 4.2 GW of the total of 4.5 GW of capacities of the renewable energy facilities have been reserved for grid connection. The main problem is the perpetual technical specification for connecting RES facilities to the grid”, Sergiy...

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.