Ukrainian utility DTEK targets to install up to 1,000 MW solar and wind parks until 2020
Post date: 21/02/2019 - 18:55
Ukraine's largest energy holding company DTEK targets to develop 1,000 MW of installed capacity in solar and wind generation by 2020 trough its renewable subsidiary DTEK RES, according to DTEK Group’s performance indices for 2018. In 2019, the company expects to commission 500 MW of new wind and solar power generation capacity.
In 2018, the company produced 677 GWh of green energy. This is 6.1 percent or 39.2 GWh more than in 2017. The »Trifanovka« PV plant alone produced 12.7 GWh.
The main projects in 2018 include the 200 MW »Nikopolskaya« solar farm. 95 percent of the solar panels and 100 percent of inverters were assembled, infrastructure construction was completed. The station is expected to be connected to the grid in March 2019. DTEK had signed an agreement with the project partner, China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), for the design and construction of the station. Solar panels will be supplied by Seraphim Solar and Trina Solar, inverter substations will be supplied by KSTAR, and transformers will be supplied by Xian Electric Engineering (all the suppliers are Chinese).
DTEK is a strategic holding company that develops business in the energy sector. Its companies employ 73,000 people. DTEK companies produce coal and natural gas, generate electric power at the fossil-fuel fired power plants and renewable energy power plants, supply thermal and electric power to end consumers, and provide energy services. DTEK is a part of the financial and industrial group System Capital Management (SCM). The shareholder of the group is Rinat Akhmetov.