DTEK Commissions Tyligulska Wind Power Plant in 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. In spring 2023, 19 wind turbines will start generating electricity to support Ukraine's energy balance. 
DTEK Commissions Tyligulska Wind Power Plant in Ukraine
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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, with the aim of 30 GW of installed renewable energy capacity in Ukraine by 2030.

The SCM Group shareholder, Rinat Akhmetov, said, "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. Unfortunately, the Russian invasion brought the project to a temporary halt. However, today I can announce that we have restarted the construction of the wind farm, and the first phase will be at full capacity in the coming weeks.

"The war will not stop us. 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".

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.

Maxim Timchenko, CEO of DTEK, said, "Despite all the challenges of this year of war, DTEK has constructed an additional 114 MW of green power generation for Ukraine. It has been a difficult task, but thanks to the high levels professionalism and bravery of the company's employees, the new wind farm with 19 turbines will start operating this spring.

"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 armour to continue the construction of Tyligulska WPP, as well as all the partners for their support and help in this difficult time.

Timchenko also emphasised Ukraine’s ambitious goal of achieving the goal of 30 GW of green energy by 2030, which DTEK announced last year in Davos. The commissioning of the new wind power plant is a significant practical step towards that goal, which the company made despite the wartime conditions.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has repeatedly emphasized the importance of green energy for the future of Ukraine, and the process of energy sector decentralisation has already started. Ukraine will become the "green hub" of Europe, creating significant renewable energy capacity, as well as the support infrastructure around it. For the DTEK Group, the development of green power generation is a priority, helping 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.

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