Ukrenergo, together with the German Energy Agency (DENA) and Elia Grid International (EGI), launched a joint project “Transformation of the energy system to optimize the process of renewable energy integration in Ukraine”. The aim of the project is to develop effective approaches for the integration of green power plants in the unified energy system of Ukraine (UESU), which will help maintain reliable energy supply and meet European standards. This was reported by the press service of Ukrenergo.
The project is funded by a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and will last until March 2020.
“The share of renewable energy in the overall energy balance of Ukraine is growing faster than planned. If the growth rate of “greens” will remain, then, according to our estimates, at the end of the year the installed capacity of renewable energy sources participating in the energy balance of Ukraine will double and reach 4 GW. Therefore, it is very important for us to study the experience of our European partners in order to efficiently and quickly integrate them into the energy system”, said Volodymyr Kudritsky, Operations Director of Ukrenergo.
Within the project, an analysis of the technical and regulatory problems that arise in the process of integrating renewables into the Ukrainian energy system will be carried out, and recommendations will be developed on how to solve them.
DENA is a German energy agency that specializes in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart energy systems. One of its main shareholders is the German government.
Elia Grid International provides consulting and engineering services for energy companies. It belongs to the system operators of Belgium (Elia) and Germany (50Hertz), united in the Elia Group. It specializes in the integration of renewable energy sources, deregulation, and studies of the efficiency of the energy system, asset management and interconnectors.