Event of the week: International Conference "Biomass Energy 2018" was held
Right away two events highlighting the future of bioenergy in Ukraine took place last week in Kyiv.
More than 200 guests attended the International Conference "Biomass Energy". Speakers noted a significant increase in heat production from biomass. In three years, from 2014 to 2017 more than 460 million euros were invested in 2000 MW of new capacity in this area. Despite significant legislative changes, bioenergy development still needs to be supported. In particular, an increase in tariffs for electricity generation and the creation of a competitive biofuel market.
Also, last week, there was held a meeting of engaged market participants and government officials on the issues of discussing opportunities for energy from agricultural waste. The thematic seminar was organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kyiv, the consortium "Biobased Energy Ukraine" and the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.
Participants of the seminar noted that Ukraine is a modern agricultural country. There is an opportunity to use about 34 million tons of agricultural waste each year for energy production. This will replace more than 9 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Company of the week: Khmelnytskyi National University has installed SPS on the roof of educational buildings
In Khmelnitskyi National University, almost 500 solar panels were installed on the roof of the third and fourth buildings, as well as the sport complex. Last year, 4 million UAH were allocated from the state budget for the construction of the power plant, and another 9 million UAH are planned to be used by the end of this year to complete the construction of solar modules in other buildings. According to the leadership of higher education, this will allow not only to save money, but also to make money from a "green tariff". In addition, in the Khmelnytskyi region, two solar power stations with a total capacity of 2.7 thousand kWh were put into operation on September 26.
The cost of the project of the Vyshnopolska SPS (1850 kW / h) is 49.5 million UAH, and Severynska (837 kW / year) - 22 million UAH. SPSs are constructed in the Starokonstantynivskyi district by the Novosvit association (Vinnytsia). In the regional state administration it is reported that by the end of the year, construction and commissioning of the SPS with capacity of 1.9 MW in the village will be planned in the Pysarivka village. The cost of the project is about 50 million UAH.
Number of the week: Windcraft Ukraine will increase the existing capacity of its facilities in the Kherson region by 150-170 MW
Windcraft Ukraine LLC (Skadovsk, Kherson region) by the end of this year plans to bring the installed capacity of its wind power stations in the Kherson region up to 170 MW, and considers the next project to increase them by another 150-170 MW, said the CEO of the company Karl Sturen.
The CEO said that for now the company for its own resources has begun to build a substation, which will increase the capacity. He clarified that new sites are located near the already mastered.