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20.11.2017

BELARUSIANS EXPLORE UKRAINIAN EXPERIENCE IN RE DEVELOPMENT

On 14 - 16 November 2017, a delegation from the Republic of Belarus visited Ukraine to explore the Ukraine's experience in renewable energy development within the framework of the international technical assistance project “Removing Barriers to Wind Energy Development in the Republic of Belarus”. The organizer of the visit from the Ukrainian side was the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association. The head of the departments of the Belarusian Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, the representatives of the Bеlenergo, regional councils visited one of the largest European wind power plants - Botievskaya WPP and two solar power plants Tokmak Solar Energy. Belarusian experts had meetings with Olga Buslavets, head of the Energy Complex Department of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, Yuriy Shafarenko, head of RES and Alternative Fuels department of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy...

02.11.2017

TURKISH WIND ENERGY CONGRESS

The 6th Turkish Wind Energy Congress hosted by the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA) was successfully held in Ankara on 1-2 November 2017. The Congress entitled  «More Local More Renewable» gathered together  over 2000 delegates representing state ad  private sectors of Turkish wind industry, leading wind turbine manufactures, international wind experts and  scientists.  At the opening session welcoming remarks were made by  Mustafa Serdar Ataseven, President of the Turkish Wind Energy Association, Dr. Berat Albayrak, Minister of Energy and National Resources, Giles Dickson, WindEurope CEO, Steve Sawyer, General Secretary of Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC),  MustafaYilmaz, President of the Turkish Energy Market Regulator (EMRA) and Cihan Pektas, President of the Environmental Commission of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. In the opening address, Giles Dickson congratulated  TWEA on their 25 th anniversary and a great success in...

29.10.2017

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY FORUM OPEN ENERGY WEEK 2017

5-days International Energy Forum "Open Energy Week 2017 organized by the All-Ukrainian Energy Assembly was held in Kiev on 23-27 October 2017 bringing together representatives of state and private companies of the fuel and energy industry, officials and people's deputies took part in the work. The Forum was. In his opening remarks Head of All-Ukrainian Energy Assembly and Forum moderator Ivan Plachkov stressed: “Today, during the country’s transition to new modern algorithms of relationships, during the implementation of new energy legislation, in particular the Law on the Electricity Market of Ukraine, the optimization of tariff policy and sector reforms in the context of the European integration aspirations of independent Ukraine and unification of Ukraine's energy system with European one, the experience and public expertise of the fuel and energy industry experts are of great importance”. During the second session on new Energy Strategy of Ukraine the speakers discussed...

27.10.2017

NEW WIND FARM IN LVIV REGION

An opening  ceremony of new 20,7 MW wind power plant Staryi Sambir-2 took place on 26 October 2017 in Starosambirskiy district, Lviv region. The project has been implemented by a company Carpathian Wind LLC (Eco-Optima Group). The wind power plant comprising of 6 WTGs V112 Vestas 3,45 MW is expected to generate 56 mln kWh per year, enough to supply population of two local districts with green electricity. The opening ceremony was attended by Stepan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister of UKraine, Oleg Sinyutka, Chairman of the Lviv Regional State Administration, Shevka Adzhuner, Director of the EBRD in Ukraine. In his welcome speech director of Carpathian Wind LLC Maxim Kozitskiy thanked all those who had contributed to the implementation of the project including, first of all, local communities and heads of Starosamborskiy district and Lviv region. The project was funded jointly with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Clean Technology Facility (CFT),...

27.10.2017

XVII LVIV INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM

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...

24.10.2017

WILL UKRAINE BE ABLE TO ABANDON FOSSIL AND NUCLEAR ENERGY BY 2050?

On 24 October 2017 the report Ukraine's Transition to Renewable Energy by 2050 was presented at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. The report  demonstrates how Ukraine can switch to safe and modern energy, and why it is more profitable for Ukraine than to continue to rely on traditional types of energy - coal, oil and nuclear power. Forecast of further development of the national energy sector by 2050 have been conducted based on two modelling scenarios - basic (business as usual) and  alternative. These scenarios show how the transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy (solar, wind, biomass, etc.) could be achieved and its possible economic and social consequences.   The study was conducted by a group of representatives of Institute of Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in cooperation with civil society organizations, state authorities, sector energy associations and independent experts participated under...

20.10.2017

VESTAS TURBINES TO BE USED AT WORLD-FIRST HYBRID PROJECT

Vestas will provide 12 of its V136-3.6MW turbines for the 60.2MW first phase of the Kennedy Energy Park in north Queensland. Kennedy Phase 1 will also use 15MW of solar panels and a 2MW/4MWh lithium ion battery storage system, supplied by Elon Musk's Tesla, all managed by a control system customised by Vestas. The company will also provide a 15-year service agreement for the site, which includes a full-scope service package for the turbines as well as scheduled maintenance for the project’s other components. According to developer WindLab, the project will take roughly 12 months to construct and is expected to be fully operational before the end of 2018, creating more than 100 local jobs during construction. Kennedy Phase 1 is part of a wider project, which could provide as much capacity as 1.2GW and would cost about A$1 billion ($792 million) to build. Windlab stated it would share knowledge and experience it gains from building and operating Kennedy Phase 1 with the Australian...

18.10.2017

THE FIRST 3 MW WIND TURBINE OF UKRAINIAN PRODUCTION

3.2 MW wind turbine produced by Fuhrlaender Windtechnology LLC was officially commissioned on 18 October  2017 in Nikolayev region at Prychrmonorskyy wind farm, which is a part of Tuzlovskaya WPP. Addressing the participants of the ceremony dedicated to the commissioning of the first 3+ MW wind turbine of Ukrainian origin, Yuri Shevchenko, a representative of the manufacturer listed the components of the wind turbine, which production has been already set up in the country. “If to consider all components of the wind turbine, the production of the tower is one the simplest operations.  Meanwhile, it allows to have a 5% premium of the eligible “green” tariff rate in accordance with Ukrainian legislation. Another important component, namely an anchor cage, is also produced at our plant. We also have a hub production including its casting, assembling and testing” . Though the transformers have not been produced so far in Ukraine, according to Yuriy Shevchenko the plant...

11.10.2017

NEW APPROACHES TO STIMULATION OF ENERGY PRODUCTION FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES

A round table New Approaches to Stimulation of Energy Production from Renewable Sources organised with the support of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety and with the assistance of the British Embassy in Ukraine took place in Kyiv on 10 October 2017. The MPs, representatives of Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, Ministry of Environmental Protection, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving, National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission, Energy Community, EBRD, UWEA and other energy sector non-governmental organizations discussed the new approaches to stimulation of energy production from renewables in the context of new electricity market law as well as priority measures to be taken in order to accelerate the "green" energy development in Ukraine. Nataliya Boyko, Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, stated that the recently approved Energy strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035 Security, Energy...