Ulyanovsk region to ensure that 30% of energy is received from renewable sources until 2030
Governor Sergey Morozov announced this at the plenary session of the 2nd International Investment Forum "Wind Power 2019" on 27 February. The event took place within TekhnoDen.
Participants of the meeting on "Investment in the Russian wind power industry: plans of the government, initiators and investors" discussed the first results of the programme for development of wind-power engineering and its future.
“Today we have achieved our target to make our region the basic territory for development of the wind power industry nationwide. In the next five years, at least seven wind farms with the total capacity of about 250 MW will be put into operation in the Ulyanovsk region. In general, the total number of platforms with good wind potential allows us to build wind farms of no less than 1 GW. This, in turn, will complete a very ambitious objective to ensure that 30% of energy is received from renewable sources until 2030. This task is well within our grasp”, - Sergey Morozov emphasized.
The Governor also noted that the region continues creating conditions to improve localization, as well as to launch and support projects in the manufacturing sector to provide the new industry with materials and components.
Vestas plant for production of composite blades has became the main project for localization of wind power in the region. This is the first such enterprise in Russia. Estimated output of the plant in Ulyanovsk is 330 blades a year. The production uses the technology of vacuum infusion to make fiberglass blades more than 60 meters long.
“We expect that the level of localization in the wind power industry will be 90% after 2024. Our focus must not be narrowly on generation of alternative types of energy. That is why we together with our partners have discussed the idea to create Russia's first wind power cluster, which will be among the cutting-edge ones in the whole Eastern Europe. The new industry requires good research, educational and staffing resources. Another important tool is Technology Valley, the new special economic zone of industrial type. We have already started its construction. It will provide unique opportunities for research in the sphere of alternative power engineering and development of new projects and technologies with assistance of RUSNANO State Corporation, the region and venture funds. There are also other spheres of particular interest. These include solar power generation, small hydropower, energy production from solid household and industrial wastes, the market of industrial drives and hydrogen energetics”, - said the head of the region.
The Governor of the Ulyanovsk region has also mentioned that it is important to extend the programme for support of green energy generation.
The head of the region concluded his speech by inviting Russian and foreign partners to ARWE 2019 International Forum on Renewable Energy, which will take place in Ulyanovsk from 22 to 24 May.