DTEK to complete construction of Ukraine wind plant

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Despite Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine, the DTEK Group is completing the construction of the first phase of Tyligulska wind-power plant, with a capacity of 114 MW out of the total declared 500 MW. Nineteen wind turbines will start generating electricity to support Ukraine’s energy balance.

The DTEK Group is planning to complete the Tyligulska wind-power plant to reach its full design capacity of 500 MW. The company is seeking options for the further implementation of the project, including negotiations with international donors and partners.

Despite Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine, the DTEK Group is completing the construction of the first phase of Tyligulska wind-power plant. (Courtesy: DTEK)

“The war will not stop us,” said Rinat Akhmetov, SCM Group shareholder. “We continue to create jobs, pay taxes, produce coal, generate electricity, restore grids, fight for our energy independence, and invest in the future. We will win the war.”

“Ukraine creates, and Russia destroys,” said Maxim Timchenko, DTEK’s CEO. “This is the fundamental difference in our world views. DTEK is building new energy facilities because we believe in the victory of Ukraine. And we are sending a signal to international partners that it is possible to invest in Ukraine today without waiting for the end of the war.”

The DTEK CEO expressed his gratitude to all the energy professionals who bravely put on body armor to continue the construction of Tyligulska WPP, as well as all the partners for their support and help.

The implementation of the project in the Mykolaiv region in southern Ukraine is another step toward achieving the ambition of the “30 to 2030” initiative, with the aim of 30 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in Ukraine by 2030. Ukraine’s current installed renewable energy capacity, including the temporarily occupied facilities in the south of the country, is about 10 GW. An increase in green-power generation to 30 GW would mean renewables make up 50 percent of Ukraine’s power generation.

The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, has repeatedly emphasized the importance of green energy for the future of Ukraine, and the process of energy sector decentralization has already started. For the DTEK Group, the development of green power generation is a priority, helping lay the foundation for Ukraine’s post-war recovery.

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