Rosatom pushes ahead with wind energy

28 May 2019

Russia’s Stavropol Territory in 2022 will begin production of 1.2 GWe of electricity generated by wind farms, Governor Vladimir Vladimirov said on 22 May. NovaVind, part state nuclear corporation Rosatom, will shortly begin construction of its first wind farm in Kochubeevsky district. The capacity of the Stavropol wind park will be equivalent to the total capacity of all wind farms operating in Russia. NovaVind plans to build three wind farms in Stavropol Territory. The Stavropol authorities intend to develop wind energy not only by building wind farms, but also by producing equipment - masts, blades, generators and transmission devices - Vladimirov said. This followed approval by President Vladimir Putin of a new Doctrine of Russia's energy security, among the provisions of which are “reducing the negative impact of the fuel and energy sector on the environment” and “creating and developing advanced technologies …, including technologies for using renewable energy sources ". 

Meanwhile, Rosatom has already begun installation of a 150 MW wind park in Adygea, the press service of the government of the republic reported on 21 May. The general director of NovaVind, Alexander Korchagin noted: “All the foundations for wind turbines have been prepared and installation of the first wind turbines has begun involving specialists from companies with experience in installing such structures.” Power production is expected to start in September and by November all the infrastructure of the wind farm should be in place. Some 60 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW each will be installed at the facility. The Adygea wind farm is expected to generate about 354 million kWh a year. The wind farm in Adygea will be the first large-scale wind farm project in Russia and a pilot project for Rosatom. The construction agreement between Adygea and VetroOGK JSC (part of the Rosatom group) was signed in September 2016 and the project was estimated to cost RUB12 billion ($186m).



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