Nikopol SPP starts green electricity generation

Nikopol SPP starts green electricity generation

Renewables04 March 2019

On March,1, the Nikopol Solar Power Plant (SPP) started producing green electricity. The power plant has already reached its full design capacity of 200 MW and feeds this electricity into Ukraine’s power grid.

Nikopol SPP starts green electricity generation

The 200 MW plant was built in less than a year. In April 2018 DTEK signed an agreement for the design and construction  of 200 MW solar power  plant with Chinese company CMEC. The first solar panel on the SPP site was installed last October. The solar power plant was put into exploitation   on January 2019.

“We are happy to launch such a large-scale project in Ukraine. The Nikopol SPP is the largest solar power generation facility in Ukraine. The power plant will generate over  290 mln kWh of green electricity, strengthening our country’s energy independence,” said Oleg Solovei, Nikopol SPP Director.

The Nikopol SPP consists of 750 thousand PV panels located on the former quarry site. These are low-yield lands, which cannot be farmed efficiently.


DTEK is a strategic holding company that develops business in the energy sector. DTEK’s companies employ 73 thousand people. Maxim Timchenko is the Chief Executive Officer of DTEK.
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. The operating companies directly manage production companies in each of the business streams.
DTEK’s production indicators for 2017: the company has produced 27.7 mn tonnes of coal, 1.655 bcm of natural gas, generated (supplied) 37.1 bn kWh of electric power, of which 637.8 mn kWh have been provided by the renewable energy sources; and transmitted 43.2 bn kWh of electric power via the grid.
DTEK is a part of the financial and industrial group System Capital Management (SCM). The shareholder of the group is Rinat Akhmetov.
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