DTEK Renewables has in its portfolio a number of operating assets in wind and solar power generation, as well as projects that are at different stages of construction. They are located in the Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kherson regions.
The operation of these green power generation facilities will contribute to increasing Ukraine’s energy independence, as well as improving the environmental situation in the country.
Botievska WPP is located on the shore of the Azov Sea in the Zaporizhzhia region. This is the largest wind farm in Ukraine, the plant was commissioned in 2012. Its capacity is 200 MW. 65 Vestas wind turbines were installed at the facility. The total investment in the Botievska WEP amounted to 345 million euros.
In 2018, the wind farm delivered 664.3 million kWh to the Power Grid System of Ukraine, which is 4.8% more than a year earlier.
In 2018, the operational capacity factors of wind farms and the farm infrastructure increased to 99.64% and 99.34% (in 2017 - 98.33% and 99.23%). This complies with the best world performance of wind farms.
The Trifanovska SPP is a pilot project of the company in the solar power generation segment, and is located in the Kherson region. The installed capacity of the plant is 10 MW. The construction of the Trifanovska SPP began in March and was completed in July 2017. The facility has 37,000 solar panels manufactured by the Chinese JA Solar, and ABB inverters manufactured in Italy.
The Trifanovska SPP was commissioned and began supplying “green” kWh to the United Energy System of Ukraine in August 2017.
In 2018, the power plant generated 12.7 million kWh of “green” electricity. This is enough to provide electricity to more than 6.5 thousand households.
Prymorska WPP (200 MW) is the second of DTEK Renewable’s projects in wind power generation and the company has proven once again its wind energy leadership position with two largest wind farms in Ukraine – the Botievska 200 MW WF and the Prymorska 200 MW WF.
The wind farm consists of two construction stages of 26 wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 100 MW each.
The first turbines of the Prymorskaya WPP were launched with the participation of the President of Ukraine in February and the second stage was commissioned in October 2019. The delivery, installation and maintenance of 3 MW wind turbines for Prymorska WEP is provided by General Electric.
The Orlivska WPP, with a capacity of 100 MW, the third of DTEK Renewables projects in wind power generation, is located in the Zaporizhzhia region. The construction began in January and finished by October 2019. The contractor and supplier of the key equipment for the wind farm is the Danish company Vestas.
The implementation of this project will help to improve the environmental and social situation in the region.
Nikopolska SPP is the second of DTEK Renewables projects in solar power generation. This SPP is the largest in Ukraine and ranks in the European TOP-3. The design capacity of the power plant is 200 MW (AC). It is located in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In April 2018, DTEK signed an agreement with the Chinese corporation CMEC for the design and construction of the Nikopolska SPP. Construction operations started almost immediately and were completed in January 2019.
It is expected that the annual output of “green” electricity of the power plant will be 282 million kWh. This will reduce CO2 emissions by 300 thousand tons per year.
Non-agricultural land was used for the construction of this SPP.
In Autumn 2019 the company commissioned a new project in the renewable energy sector of Ukraine – the Pokrovska 240 MW SPP, the largest solar power plant in Ukraine and the second largest SPP facility in Europe. It consists of 874 thousand panels, manufactured by Chinese company Risen that are located in Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region - on the lands of a former manganese-mining quarry. This territory belongs to the category of non-agricultural reclaimed land.
The German Siemens corporation has been selected as the general contractor for the construction of a 35/150 kV power collection substation, with delivery of all key equipment such as transformers, open and closed switchgears, and control systems.
At the beginning of 2019, DTEK acquired DTEK Tyligulska WPP as part of the company’s long-term development strategy. This is a construction project for a 500 MW wind farm that could potentially be extended up to 565 MW. The construction site is located in Mykolaiv region, on the shore of the Tylihul Estuary.
The project is in an active stage of development.
Presently, a wind monitoring campaign has been resumed at the project site, and environmental impact assessment is underway. Construction will be divided into several phases. Once commissioned, DTEK Tyligulska WPP is expected to generate about 2 billion kWh of green energy a year. The plant will help reduce CO2 emissions up to 2 million tonnes annually.