Despite Russia's war against Ukraine, the DTEK Group has continued with completing construction of the first phase of Tyligulska wind power plant, with a capacity of 114 MW out of the total declared 500 MW. In spring this year, 19 wind turbines will start generating electricity to support Ukraine's energy balance. The implementation of the project, in the Mykolaiv region in southern Ukraine, is another step towards achieving the ambition of the ‘30 to 2030’ initiative – the aim of 30 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in Ukraine by 2030.
The SCM Group shareholder, Rinat Akhmetov, said: "[The war] clearly shows the importance of Ukraine strengthening [its] energy security and moving towards energy independence. Clean energy is key to achieving that and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has accelerated RES development all over the world. Eleven years ago, we started building ‘green’ energy facilities in Ukraine. We started changing Ukraine’s energy system; we embarked on the path chosen by the entire world. Since then, against all the odds, we have remained true to our vision, having invested over €1 billion in solar and wind farms. In 2022, we had big plans to build a new Tyligulska wind power plant. Today I can announce that we restarted the construction of the wind farm, and the first phase will be at full capacity in the coming weeks.”
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.
The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, has repeatedly emphasised the importance of green energy for the future of Ukraine, and the process of energy sector decentralisation has already started. Ukraine hopes to become the ‘green hub’ of Europe, creating significant renewable energy capacity, as well as the support infrastructure around it and helping to lay the foundation for Ukraine’s post-war recovery.
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% of Ukraine’s power generation.