Asters Made a Significant Contribution to the Project for Preparing an Essential Guide for Wind Energy Companies Initiated by the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA)

On 6 November 2013, at a seminar "Wind Farms Development", a joint initiative with the German Wind Energy Institute (DEWI GmbH), the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA) presented a guide entitled "Implementation Phases of Projects for Construction of Wind Power Generating Facilities." This document is a result of many months of work of its authors including Yaroslav Petrov, expert for energy projects at Asters. Responsible for this project was Halina Shmidt, head of department of international relations of the UWEA. Renewable Energy Department of the Ukrainian State Agency for Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency provided its consultancy support in preparing the document.

The guide incorporates a phased process for implementing 16 phases of a wind energy project, in particular the phases of a wind power plant planning and construction, connecting to the electrical grid, and obtaining the feed-in ("green") tariff pursuant to the laws applicable in Ukraine. It is noteworthy that modern wind energy market requires strict compliance with project implementation rules, and without due regard to such rules a project may be delayed or discontinued. However, until now, Ukraine lacked a consolidated document containing uniform requirements in respect of this matter, which, in its turn, has been preventing foreign investors from actively entering the Ukrainian market. This work may be called a vade mecum for managers of wind power plants.

UWEA prepared the guide according to the legal framework regulating the Ukrainian wind power industry as of early September 2013. It will be further elaborated and updated subject to regulatory developments, if occurring after 1 September 2013.

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Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA) is a national, non-governmental, non-profit organisation whose purpose is to promote wind energy technologies and insure wind energy interests on the national and international levels. Ever since its foundation in autumn 2008, the association has been committed to wide-scale development of wind energy in Ukraine and involvement of small- and medium-sized businesses into the process.

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