Second wind farm in Ulyanovsk region has started supplying the wholesale market
The 50 MW wind farm began working in January 2019.
“Alternative power engineering, which we have started developing more than three years ago, is still an important industry for us. Wind-power engineering is of particular interest; we have created a full-scale cluster, which includes wind farms, production of components for the wind power industry, and research and academic aspects. We will continue this work. With the new platform, the total amount of electric power received from renewable sources will make 85 MW. The region has at least three more platforms. By developing them, we will be able to increase the volume of generated green energy up to 500 MW”, – the Governor Sergey Morozov noted.
The wind farm built by Fortum-RUSNANO Wind Development Investment Fund has 14 wind turbines with the capacity of 3.6 MW each. Local content of the equipment installed at the Ulyanovsk wind farm and confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation exceeds 55%. Construction of the second wind farm began last summer, and installation of wind turbines was completed in November.
The first 35 MW wind farm built by Fortum was put into operation in January 2018. Both venues are located near the village Krasnyj Yar, Cherdaklinsky District.
At the same time, the Ulyanovsk region continues development of alternative power engineering. Negotiations are currently under way with a number of companies about construction of new wind and solar farms, as well as equipment for the wind and solar industry.
According to Sergey Vasin, CEO of the Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation, power engineering will become the new promising sphere for the region. Vestas already has a project here to produce blades for wind generators. Last December, an investment agreement was signed with Green Source for construction of a photovoltaic module plant.
“To make components for the power engineering industry, we will use both enterprises working in the region and competences in the sphere of composite production, as well as learning facilities that we are changing for the needs of the renewable energy sector and power engineering”, – Sergey Vasin said.