DTEK is going to build its first solar power plant in 2017

DTEK is going to build its first solar power plant in 2017

DTEK01 June 2017

DTEK RENEWABLES, an operating company in charge of DTEK development in the area of renewable energy, has been implementing a pilot project for the construction of a 10 MW solar power plant (SPP) in Kherson Region. The construction is to be completed in 2017

“The company’s experts have been studying the renewable energy market for several years, looking for new strategic areas for business development. Today, the solar generation sector offers the largest potential for investments thanks to the technological improvements. This is why we decided to launch a pilot solar project,” commented Viktoria Syromiatova, Director of DTEK RENEWABLES. “Plans for further extension of the project portfolio in this segment will depend on the outcome of this project.”

Since land allocation procedures in respect of power generation projects are lengthy, the company has decided to purchase an existing SPP project. The company partnered with BETEN INGENIERIE SAS, a French engineering company that has a wealth of experience in the development of RES projects. A suitable project for the construction of a solar power plant in Tryfonivka village in Kherson Region, that has a high-level insolation and offers a good potential for the development of solar generation, was selected from BETEN portfolio.

Tryfonivska SPP will be equipped with solar panels supplied by Chinese company JA Solar, and invertors manufactured in Italy by ABB. The estimated annual electric power output will be 11-12M kWh. The commissioning of the SPP and generation of first “green” kilowatt-hours are expected in 2017.

“The development of the renewable energy sector makes an important part of the Ukrainian energy strategy which is currently being discussed. DTEK intends to be actively involved in the development of RES. We invest into the environmentally friendly and safe generation of the future. We focus our efforts on solar and wind generation,” underlined Maksym Tymchenko, CEO of DTEK. “In 2017, the company plans to commission its first solar power station and commence the construction of the 200 MW Prymorska WPP in Zaporizhzhia Region”.

Profile

DTEK is a strategic holding company that develops four business streams in the energy sector. DTEK's companies employ 75 thousand people. Maxim Timchenko is the Chief Executive Officer of DTEK. 

DTEK companies produce coal and natural gas, generate electricity at the fossil-fuelled power plants and renewable energy power plants, supply heating and electricity to end consumers, and provide energy services. Four operating companies—DTEK ENERGY, DTEK Renewables, DTEK Oil&Gas, DTEK ESCO— directly manage production companies in each of the business streams.

DTEK's production indicators for 2016: the company produced 31.3 mln tonnes of coal, 1.6 bcm of natural gas, generated (supplied) 40.1 bln kWh of electricity, out of which 608.4 mln kWh came from the Botievo wind farm;   and transmitted 45.8 bln kWh of electricity via the networks.

DTEK is part of the financial and industrial group System Capital Management (SCM). The shareholder of the group is Rinat Akhmetov.

For more information, visit: www.dtek.com

To learn about the social partnership projects in progress in the towns and cities of DTEK companies' operations and get a detailed status report on their implementation, visit www.spp-dtek.com.ua

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