Ukrhydroenergo plans to build solar storage capacities in cooperation with USAID and the World Bank

Director General of PJSC Ukrhydroenergo Ihor Syrota said that the company, together with USAID and the World Bank, planned to build solar storage batteries with a capacity of 212 MW. By the end of the year, it is necessary to develop a feasibility study for the project, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“We have seen such a mix abroad, when SPPs, storage batteries, HPPs and PSPs operate. We want to implement such a project in our country to see how it works in practice,” he said.

The World Bank with USAID will undertake the financing of the project.

Syrota noted that generating and storage capacities will be located in the territories controlled by the company.

“We hope that with the help of this project we will be able to provide a full-fledged regulation service to the transmission system operator,” said Syrota.

At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that this project is not designed for FIT.

The Head of Ukrhydroenergo also noted that by the end of the year it is planned to launch the fourth hydroelectric unit of Dniester PSPP with a capacity of 325 MW in order to put it into commercial operation by April.

In total, over the past 10 years, the increase in new capacities, according to him, amounted to 1.5 GW.

In 2018, Ukrhydroenergo expected to begin construction of solar power plants (SPP) with a total capacity of about 80 MW on the territory of its facilities and to mount a pilot wind turbine in Kaniv (Cherkasy region).

Earlier it was reported that Ukrhydroenergo will join the construction of a hydrogen production plant.

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