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15.05.2017

UKRGASBANK AND THE UWEA SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP

Memorandum of cooperation and partnership between the UWEA and the JSC “Ukrgasbank” aimed at developing energy efficiency and “green” electricity generation in Ukraine was signed on 26 April 2017. Main areas of cooperation include join information campaigns, implementation of joint energy efficiency and “green” energy projects. In May 2016, the International Finance Corporation and Ukrgazbank signed a Cooperation Agreement aimed at facilitating access to finance for companies willing to introduce renewable energy and energy saving technologies. Since the start of mutual project with IFC the Bank carried out nearly 20 “green” energy projects with total installed capacity of 115 MW. Ukrgasbank is the first Ukrainian bank that started funding wind energy projects. Thus, in December 2016 the bank published on its website information on funding a wind energy project for construction of 70 MW Novotroitskiy wind power plant, which is implemented by company Vindkraft Tavria...

14.04.2017

New Bill on Electricity Market

On 13 April 2017 the Ukrainian parliament adopted a bill No. 4493 On Electricity Market of Ukraine. The bill paves the way for the full implementation of the third EU energy package requirements in the national electricity sector. It also provides for two years transition period for implementing completely new for Ukraine market segments – day-ahead market (indicative market prices), intraday market, bilateral contracts market, balancing and ancillary services markets. With respect to renewables, the Electricity Market Draft Law introduces responsibility of the respective producers for the hourly imbalances  at the day ahead market where they will sell electricity at “green” tariff. It is planned that the responsibility for solar and wind will be introduced gradually with increase by 10% annually starting with 2021 until 2030 with 20% tolerance for wind, 5% tolerance for small hydro as well as 10% tolerance for solar. It also envisages the possibility of signing preliminary...

10.04.2017

RENEWABLES GLOBAL FUTURES REPORT: GREAT DEBATES TOWARDS 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY

The REN21 multi-stakeholder network released its latest report on the feasibility and challenges of achieving a 100% renewable energy future on 3 April 2017. 
Report key findings include: 
•    More than 70% of the experts interviewed consider a global transition to 100% renewable energy to be both feasible and realistic, with European and Australian experts most strongly supporting this view.
•    There is an overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many noting that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment in their own generating capacity.
•    Numerous companies, regions, islands and cities have set 100% renewable energy targets.
•    Nearly 70% of those interviewed expect the cost of renewables to continue to fall, beating all fossil fuels...

19.03.2017

NEW WIND ADDITIONS IN KHERSON REGION

The Danish company Vestas is to deliver 12 turbines totalling 41.4MW to Vindkraft Tavriya LLC for the Novotroitska wind farm located in Novotroitsk district. Delivery and commissioning of V126 3.45MW machines are planned for the third quarter of 2017. The deal also includes a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. As previously reported, the Group of companies Vindkraft plans to build two wind farms - Novotroitska and Overyanivska with a total installed capacity of 140 MW in the Kherson region by the end of 2018 (http://uwea.com.ua/ru/news/entry/ukrgazbank-nachal-finansirovanie-stroitelstva-novotroickoj-ves-na-hersonsch/). “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Vestas and we highly appreciate Vestas’ technology, experience and operational excellence and are looking forward to the successful completion of the Novotroitsk wind power plant, states Carl Sturen, President of the Group of companies Vindkraft. “Wind power can help to meet the main challenge facing power...

15.03.2017

NEW STANDARD BOLSTERS LIDARS

IEC rule allows the measurement of wind turbine performance testing The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has released a new standard that includes lidar measurements for wind turbine and resource assessments.
The IEC 61400-12-1:2017 standard delivers the technical basis for the acceptance of lidar measurements for wind turbine power performance testing and wind resource assessments.
This is because it formally allows the use of lidar as a supplementary or alternative measurement technique to mast-mounted cup anemometers.
The IEC is the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology. Source: RENEWS

23.02.2017

TECHNICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF IMPLEMENTING WIND ENERGY PROJECTS IN UKRAINE

Workshop entitled “Technical and legal aspects of implementing wind energy projects in Ukraine. Prospects for development” organised by the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association in cooperation with Law Firm Dentons and Deutsche WindGuard GmbH was successfully held in Kiev on 23 February 2017.  Key issues discussed at the event included: technical management of a wind farm, possibilities for financing, legal abd practical aspects of implementing wind projects in Ukraine, current status of wind industry and priorities for development in 2017.  The workshop was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian wind companies - members of the UWEA, international and Ukrainian financial institutions, state industry bodies. The Speakers’ presentations were followed by an open and lively discussion on thematic topics. A comprehensive presentation on technical management of a wind farm was made by Leif Rehfeldt from Deutsche WindGuard. He highlighted main aspects of technical...