Ukraine is expecting to add around 300 MW of new wind capacity in 2023 and export renewable electricity to the EU, despite difficult conditions resulting from Russia’s illegal full-scale invasion, according to the country’s State Enterprise Guaranteed Buyer.
Artem Nekrasov, head of the SEGB, said Ukraine was working on multiple fronts to rebuild capacity and export wind- and biomass-generated electricity to Europe. He confirmed that Ukraine’s renewable installed capacity fell from 8485 MW in January 2022 prior to the invasion to 6250 MW in March 2023 as a result of damage from air strikes or occupation, but that investors were rebuilding capacity.
DTEK , Ukraine’s largest private power producer said on 10 March that it had completed the 114 MW first phase of the 500 MW Tyligulska wind power plant, scheduled to come online in Q2 2023.
Nekrasov said another objective was to export surplus generation to Europe. He said that following the Russian invasion, the Ukraine power sector has “had a few problems.”